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Oswego resident honored for commitment to hospital mission

Bolingbrook – Paul Gill firmly believes it’s not only the doctors and nurses that make a difference in the lives of patients at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital; all employees, no matter their job, play a role in fulfilling the hospital’s mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.

Gill, the hospital’s facility manager since 2007, directs the maintenance of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital to ensure that all aspects of the hospital’s physical plant, such as the heating, electrical and plumbing systems operate efficiently and meet strict government and industry building codes. For his commitment to the hospital’s mission and standards of behavior, Gill was one of five Adventist Midwest Health leaders to receive the organization’s pillar award at the most recent leadership development institute held in January.

“Paul puts our patients first, has demonstrated excellent employee engagement results and does a remarkable job of managing budgeted targets through sound fiscal management,” said Todd Anderson, vice president/chief financial officer of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. “We’re proud to honor him in this way.”

Gill maintains strong relationships with local and community constituents, including the regulatory agencies, to make sure the hospital is adhering to all operating and safety rules and regulations.

“Working closely with the community to ensure the safety of our employees, visitors and volunteers is one of the most important parts of my job,” Gill said.

He also has been involved in readying a two-story, 19,000-square-foot building on the hospital’s campus that will open soon as the Creation Health Center for Chronic Disease Management and Rehabilitation. It will operate as a multi-specialty outpatient center serving patients with chronic diseases such as pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and congestive heart failure.

A resident of Oswego, Gill joined the staff at Bolingbrook in September 2007, after working as the chief engineer at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital since November 2005.

The 138-bed, 310,000 square-foot Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital became Illinois’ first new hospital in 25 years when it opened Jan. 14, 2008.

Pillar award nominations are solicited from Adventist Midwest Health’s senior leadership team. To be eligible, leaders must demonstrate their commitment to the organization’s standards of behavior: sense, help, acknowledge, respect and explain. They must also demonstrate measurable results on the quarterly goals set for their departments. These goals are organized under the seven categories, or pillars, of spiritual life, people, clinical, service, community, growth and stewardship.