Lexington Health Network

Community Support of our Health Care Heroes

Thank you!

Thank you to all the businesses, family members, referring partners, vendors, fellow staffers, physicians and community neighbors who’ve shown such thoughtfulness and generosity to our health care heroes during this unprecedented time.  Our team members are so grateful for the outpouring of support.

    • Meals and snacks have been provided by and Dr. Rodt, Dr. and Mrs. Callahan, the Faut, Yu, Batinich, Pope, Bailey, Mazurek, Zabon, Kleinhans, Riehle, Hein, Chiarelli, Galloway, Kathehos, Mercado, Reed, Harrison, Rowe, Genovese, and Rood families, Patti McCarten, Tina Janda, Lisa Hansen, Ellen Hood, Daniel Feeney, and Amy Meister.  We appreciate everyone’s spirit-lifting, appetite-satisfying generosity!
    • Businesses who’ve provided food/beverages for our health care heroes include: Jarosch Bakery, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Rosati’s Lombard Clarendon Addison, The Radcliffe in Wood DaleDomino’s Pizza Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Chipotle, and Jimmy John’s.
    • Shirt Printing 4U in Countryside has provided our front line heroes an opportunity to design custom shirts. This generous act allows each Lexington location to create unique shirts to proudly display who they are and what they do.
    • Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors of Chicago secured a large shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) for Lexington Health Network. Owner Nick Hansen personally dropped off the supplies to avoid additional shipping time.
    • The community group, Moms Make Masks – Moms Making Masks and More – created and donated 325 masks to LHN facilities.
    • ATI Dental Care of Naperville donated PPE to Lexington of Bloomingdale.
    • JC Licht donated PPE to Lexington of Lombard.
    • Lexington of Lombard’s Medical Director, Yoko Momoyama, donated masks to Lexington of Lombard and Lexington of Elmhurst.
    • JOANNE Fabric and Craft Stores of Bloomingdale provided material for masks.
    • Jim Obenauf of Obenauf Auction Service in partnership with Lexington’s own Director of Business Development, Lisa Hansen, generously donated five boxes of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”), which included masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer and more.
    • LADSEa vocational organization for young people, collaborated with Great American Bagel in Western Springs to provide meals for the environmental service professionals at our La Grange location. LADSE and Lexington have a long-standing relationship developed by our Director of Environmental Services, Isabell Villalpando. Isabel has provided opportunities for the young men and women of LADSE to obtain real-life work experience as they prepare for life after high school.
    • Yolis Tamales of Chicago provided delicious Mexican cuisine for every shift of our hard-working heroes at our Lake Zurich location.
    • John Korn of New Jersey, a childhood friend of Lexington’s CEO, generously donated masks.
    • Lexington’s former head of Human Resources, Jennifer Kupres, generously purchased pizza for all shifts at multiple locations.
    • Kathryn’s Bridal and Dress Shop in McHenry donated hair wraps for team members at Lexington of Lombard. Kathryn’s seamstresses have been using their talents to make masks and head coverings. Their generous donation included a thank you note: “May God bless you when you wear this cap. We appreciate your bravery and commitment to healing patients. Thank you for being our heroes! You’re making a difference in the world. With Love and Gratitude, Your friends at Kathryn’s.”
    • Mary Beth E. Sutkowski and Paragon Clinical donated pizza and pasta to team members throughout our Lexington Health Care Centers.
    • The Lent and Coffman families generously provided meals to the team members at Lexington of Lake Zurich.
    • Adlai E. Stevenson High School band members and their families, in conjunction with GiveInKind Meals for Chicago Area COVID-19 Healthcare Workers, had sandwiches, chips, and soup delivered to our hard-working team members throughout our Lexington Health Care Centers.
    • Peggy Struck, Owner of Completely Nuts Inc. dropped off a variety of nuts – providing some much-appreciated energy snacks to our front line heroes.
    • Ken Nelson, Medical Director of Lexington of La Grange andhis wife, Karen Nelson, generously provided pizza to the entire staff at Lexington of La Grange.
    • Home Instead Senior Care supplied the team at Lexington of Schaumburg with pizza from Lou Malnati’s.
    • Nick Hansen of Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors of Chicago came through again with another truckload of Personal Protective Equipment.
    • Jack Davenport donated a new Chromebook to help keep residents and their loved ones connected via video chat.
    • Lexington of La Grange Social Services Director, Joyce Kim, contacted Briar Baby and secured a generous donation of 150 high-quality cloth masks for our non-clinical front line staff.
    • Micah and his team at Shirt Printing 4U completed and delivered custom T-shirts for our Lexington of Lombard and Schaumburg teams.
    • The Law Firm of Cassiday Schade LLP made a generous monetary donation towards an assortment of healthy snacks for all of our Lexington Health Care Centers.
    • Letters of appreciation to Lexington of Chicago Ridge from a local high school with messages such as, “Thinking of you today and every day. You are special!” Additionally, a local community member sent ten handwritten notes expressing gratitude: “Thank you for what you do during a crisis and every day…you are amazing.”
    • A beautiful drawing from a 7-year-old named Lily included this verbal smile, “April showers bring May flowers” for the team members at Lexington of Bloomingdale.
    • The Harrison, Plescia, Genovese, Farner, Coffman and Talib families provided meals and snacks for our hard-working heroes throughout Lexington Health Network.
    • A Lexington staff member provided delightful treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
    • Dr. Najma Lokhandwala, a Medical Director at Lexington of Schaumburg, provided lunch for team members.
    • Irene Pipilas, a friend of Lexington of Schaumburg Service Excellence Manager, Tina Schwanebeck, made 50 reversible masks for our non-clinical team members.
    • Moraine Court Supportive Living provided treats from BB’s Baby Donuts in Western Springs to the staff at Lexington of La Grange.
    • Moms with Masks and Lexington’s Regional Director of Strategic Growth, Tanya Malinoski, provided masks to Lexington of Chicago Ridge.
    • Lockton Companies and Proximo played an integral role in helping us secure Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) for our front line heroes.
    • St. Francis Church of Lake Zurich collaborated with The Coffee Cup of Lake Zurich to generously donate 70 lunches for our frontline staff.
    • Lexington of Lombard Human Resources Manager, Ellen Rood, worked with Olive Garden in Downers Grove to provide meals for Lombard team members.
    • Bundt cakes provided to Lexington of Schaumburg by Activity Director Jennifer Rood’s grandfather, Eugene Faut Sr.
    • Elite Ambulance provided Potbelly Sandwiches and Illinois Health Care Association purchased T-Shirts for our nursing team at Lexington of Orland Park.
    • The Rissen Family took great care of our health care heroes at Lexington of Bloomingdale with pizza for all shifts from Joseph’s Pizza in Glendale Heights.
    • Dr. Adi Gidron and his sons, Eli and Nathan, generously donated 150 face shields to Lexington of Lake Zurich. Anthony Katernoza, a local community resident, donated 20 face shields.
    • The always-thoughtful Service Excellence Manager at Lexington of La Grange, Megan Gelber, brought in bagels to fuel the morning crew.
    • Our HR Manager at Lexington of Lombard, Ellen Rood, brought in delicious treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes for the team.
    • The Village of Schaumburg, Illinois Government donated Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) to the team at Lexington of Schaumburg.

Lexington of Bloomingdale

    • Signify Health/Remedy Partners sent tins of Mrs. Fields Cookies to team members with a note: “Thank you for your hard work during this difficult time. We appreciate your sacrifice and dedication.”
    • Dr. Muhammad Shahzad and the Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance (CMMA) made a generous Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) donation.
    • A patient’s family member made and donated facemasks for our non-clinical team members.
    • The Village of Schaumburg, Illinois Government donated Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) to the team at Lexington of Schaumburg.

Lexington of La Grange

    • family member brought in a beautiful array of sweet treats for the staff.

Lexington of Lake Zurich

    • The Klobuchar family fed our entire staff breakfast one day and dinner on another. The Boduch family provided Panera Catering for the hard-working third floor staff and Lexington’s own Tanya Malinowski provided meals for all three shifts.

Lexington Health Network

    • Lexington’s Chief Financial Officer, Tammy Bobbitt, sent delicious treats of chocolate chip cookies to all Skilled Nursing team members.
    • Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors of Chicago donated 1,000 Ear Savers (instead of hooking a facemask around the ears, you hook the mask to this plastic head strap.) This is just one example of the generosity of this company and its owner, Nick Hansen, who responded robustly to the “PPE” supply needs early on.
    • The Vistex Foundation generously donated a $1,000 grant for both Lexington of Lombard and Lexington of Elmhurst. The funds will provide meals for our hard working front line staff at both locations.
    • Former Director of Nursing, Zantra Smith, purchased Jimmy Johns sandwiches for the staff at Lexington of Orland Park.
    • Receptionist extraordinaire, Debbie Benson, nominated one of our Nurse Heroes, Patti Raffin, for an essential workers contest at Lou Malnati’s of Lake Zurich. Lou Malnati’s recognized Patti as their Essential Worker of the Week and provided pizza for Patti and the rest of her 1st floor team.
    • The Chiarelli, Riehle and Genovese families provided wonderful lunch and dinners for our dedicated health care heroes.
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