In celebration of Halloween, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is holding a pumpkin decorating contest. Hospital colleagues were challenged to embellish a pumpkin to raise money for the hospital Relay for Life team. The contest has nine pumpkins entered and can be found in our main registration area.
You may choose between pumpkins dressed as Cinderella’s coach which are complete with mice drivers, troll pumpkins, pumpkins masquerading as snacks, Nurse Pumpkin, a teal caterpillar and several other creative gords.
The public is asked to participate by voting for their favorite pumpkin. Each vote costs a penny. And if you would like to own one of these beautiful jack-o-lanterns for your Halloween party, you are welcome to bid on it via our silent auction. Voting and bidding are open until Monday, October 23 at noon.
The winner will be announced by 2 p.m. on Monday. Winners of the silent auction will be notified and may pick up their pumpkins at that time.
All proceeds will go to the HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital Relay for Life team to help fund the fight against cancer.


About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit    

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries,  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit

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