Muslim Youth of Orland Park Donate Toys for Pediatric Unit at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (April 29, 2015)— To comfort sick children, members of the Muslim Youth of Orland Park Prayer Center recently delivered several boxes of new toys to be given to pediatric patients at Silver Cross Hospital. Throughout the year, the young people collected these new toys.
Silver Cross Hospital earns Central Service/Sterile Processing and Distribution Department of the Year Award
Silver Cross Hospital’s Sterile Processing Department (SPD) has received the 2015 Central Service/Sterile Processing and Distribution Department of the Year Award by Healthcare Purchasing News (HPN).
Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction
45 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide
Silver Cross recently recognized 64 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction from January to December 2014.
Pet Therapy Dog Helps Inspire Schoolgirl with Prosthetic Leg Reclaim Mobility
Mokena Resident Excels from Therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (April 22, 2015)— When Mokena residents Kurt and Gia Rodrigues learned that their 8-year-old daughter, Bella, went into cardiac arrest they were speechless because days prior, she was her normal active self. Earlier that week, Bella was having cold symptoms, which worsened into a severe H1N1 flu virus causing her heart and other organs to fail. During the next 26 days, oxygen was delivered to her blood through the use of the life-saving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine. As the ECMO device allowed her to rest while her affected organs healed, she was listed as a Status 1 for a heart transplant. Fortunately, with the use of a stress dose steroid, her heart improved moving her to a Status 7 for a heart transplant. However the aggressive infection didn’t allow her right leg to regain circulation forcing doctors to remove the limb from below the right knee to the foot. As she faced the challenge of learning to walk again with a prosthetic leg, her progress improved as her spirits were lifted when she began receiving physical therapy using a pet therapy dog at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Forest Park Community Center
New Lenox, IL (April 17, 2015)—The Forest Park Community Center recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Joliet resident Jayla Johnson. Johnson is attending Indiana State University. Funding for the scholarship was made possible by a grant from the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission.