Silver Cross Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Silver Cross Hospital has once again been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by the The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. The group rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, infections, and accidents that can cause harm. Only 38 out of 113 hospitals in Illinois received an “A” and Silver Cross is the only hospital in Will County to do so. This is the fifth time Silver Cross has received “Straight A’s.”
Silver Cross Hosts Urogynecology Program for Nurses May 4
The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital will host a free continuing education program for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals to increase their knowledge of female pelvic and bladder prolapse. Keeping It Real: Women to Women Gyne Innovations—Real Solutions to Real Problems will be held Thursday, May 4. Registration and refreshments will begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by the program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL. The hospital campus is conveniently located at I-355 and Route 6. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org. Seating is limited.
Huge Hiatal Hernia Repaired with Surgical Robot at Silver Cross Hospital
Dr. Kakarla Talks about the benefits of da Vinci robotic surgery on April 20
Vera Boyland had been living with a hiatal hernia for nearly a decade. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that it started bothering her. Boyland couldn’t keep food down. She began vomiting blood and experiencing chest pains that brought her to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. After a series of tests, doctors ruled out a heart attack. A CT Scan showed that Vera’s hiatal hernia had grown larger than a softball and was sitting behind her heart making a kink in her esophagus. If not repaired, it could get worse and cut off the blood supply.
The Rotten Truth about Kid’s Teeth
Those little teeth are just baby teeth, but they can still get cavities, tooth decay and infection. Early Childhood Caries (ECC), also known as baby bottle caries, baby bottle tooth decay, and bottle rot, is a disease caused by severe decay in the teeth of infants or young children. Early Childhood Caries is a very common bacterial infection. ECC can start as soon as an infant’s teeth erupt. This disease can progress rapidly and may have a detrimental impact on a child’s health and well-being.
Silver Cross again named Best Hospital in 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards
Hospital also chosen by readers for Best Birthing Center and Emergency Department
Silver Cross Hospital was once again recognized in 22nd Century Media’s second annual Southwest Choice Awards as the Best Hospital, Best Emergency Room, and Best Place to Have a Baby. Over 180,000 readers of The Frankfort Station, The Homer Horizon, The Lockport Legend, The Mokena Messenger, The New Lenox Patriot, The Orland Park Prairie and The Tinley Junction were asked to select their favorite local businesses in more than 140 categories from Feb. 2 to 28 using the ballot inside their newspaper or at www.22ndcenturymedia.com.