Volunteers Honored for Service
Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox honored its volunteers at the annual recognition luncheon held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook on May 17. With four volunteer organizations: Advisory Board (Encore Resale Shop), Childerguild (Gift Shop) and The Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons (founders of Silver Cross) and Inservice volunteers, more than 700 area residents donate their time and talents to raise funds for the hospital and assist in daily operations. Over the last year, they have given 69,775 hours of service and raised over $396,000 for the Silver Cross Foundation. For more information, about volunteer opportunities, visit www.silvercross.org or call (815) 300-7117.
Why are Regular Physicals Important for your Child?
Local physicians offer Joliet Slammers tickets with discounted school, sports and camp physicals
New Lenox, IL (June 5, 2015)—Another school season has come to an end. However, many parents have already found a letter in their child’s backpack or received an email from school alerting them of the required paperwork to start the next school year. For children entering kindergarten, second grade, sixth grade, and high school the instructions most likely included having physical and updated immunizations. Kids who will be attending summer camp or playing a sport may also need to see a doctor. To make it easy on parents, two local family practice physicians on staff at Silver Cross Hospital are offering discounted exams this summer. In addition, patients will receive two tickets to a Joliet Slammer baseball game of their choice.
Choir Member Hits a High Note after Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery at Silver Cross helps area resident live a healthier life after bariatric surgery
New Lenox, IL (June 4, 2015) —“Life is meant to be lived,” exclaims 64-year old Vivian Foster. Her new passion for life stems from the fact that she no longer weighs 355 pounds and is able to do simple tasks such as standing in her church choir singing or cooking standing up instead of sitting in a rolling chair. “You can only take so much pain, and I wanted to be a better person – a better me, and not continue to live such an unhealthy lifestyle,” said the Plainfield resident. But since losing over 135 pounds after having weight loss surgery with BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, Foster is enjoying life by eating healthier foods and exercising regularly.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (June 1, 2015) — Kenneth Finkelstein, D.O., board certified gynecology and urogynecology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Finkelstein attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO. He completed an obstetrics/gynecology residency at Michigan Health Care Corporation in Southfield, MI. His office is located with Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, 10300 W. 191st Street, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 349-7310.
Silver Cross Hospital’s Community Benefit more than $46 Million in 2014
New Lenox, IL (May 22, 2015)— Silver Cross Hospital’s Community Benefit totaled over $46 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014). Included in the hospital’s Community Benefit was over $8 million in charity care (at cost) in which Silver Cross does not expect payment from patients. An additional $6 million in uncompensated services was provided through the government’s Medicaid program.
- Joliet Woman’s Club donates $10,000 for Stroke Care
- Silver Cross Hospital Earned an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score
- Silver Cross Employees Honored for Milestone Years of Service
- Silver Cross Women and Infant Services Birthing Center Help Raise Awareness at March for Babies