Community Helping Community
The Pekin Hospital League is an organization of more than 200 members of the community who support Pekin Hospital and undertake fundraising for its operations.
The League operates the Pekin Hospital Gift Shop (309) 353-0468, Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sun. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and the Nearly Nu Shop (1017 Derby St., (309) 347-8451, Tue.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), in addition to hosting a golf outing in May and an annual Gift Show in October.
The League's donations have helped purchase new equipment for the Wellness Center and ER1, as well as furnishings for the Women's Diagnostic Center and The Baby Place. The group also provides free mammograms for women in need in the community.
Since its inception in 1958, the League has donated nearly $5 million for patient care at Pekin Hospital.