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Misprinted uniforms become student art smocks

Bolingbrook – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital recently donated 21 misprinted uniforms to a local church for use as art smocks in the Sunday School program. The dark blue, button-down shirts are being used by the 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children enrolled in Sunday School at Victory Cathedral Worship Center, which meets at Romeoville High School. 
   Church member and Sunday School assistant Tara Morganfield, a patient registrar, offered to take the shirts to the church in response to an e-mail from her supervisor, Dina Valli, the hospital’s director of patient access. The uniforms are worn by employees in the patient financial services department.


“We couldn’t use the uniforms because they contained a misprint,” Valli explained. “After the box had sat in my office for months, I urged my employees to take the shirts home, suggesting they would serve well as painting smocks. Tara took it from there.”


Morganfield said the children appreciated the donation, even posing for a photo in the smocks with a sign that read: “Thank you Ms. Dina.”


“Donating these uniforms dovetails wonderfully with our mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ,” said Kathy Mitchell, the hospital’s chief nursing officer. “Our employees are always thinking of creative ways to give back to the community.”


Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.  To find a physician, visit