Area residents donate knitted items for cancer patients at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (December 12, 2014)— In order to give some extra comfort to their cancer patients, Silver Cross nurses from the Hospital’s 6-3 medical oncology unit reached out to various community groups for knitted items for their cancer patients. Recently, they accepted homemade knitted shawls and caps from area residents, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mokena and the Daughters of the American Revolution Crafty Crafters group.
Childerguild Raises over $186,000 for Silver Cross at Annual Ball
Hospital Honored Dr. Fred Alexander and Br. James Gaffney, FSC, at Annual Ball
New Lenox, IL (December 8, 2014)—Over 480 friends of Silver Cross Hospital attended the 86th Annual Childerguild Ball November 22 at the Odyssey Country Club and enjoyed wonderful food and dancing. The premier event of the holiday season raised over $186,000 which will be used to support women’s and children’s programs and services at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Home Health Ranked Among the Top 25% of Providers in the Country for the 8th Year in a Row
New Lenox, IL (December 2, 2014)- Silver Cross Home Health today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides Quality of Life Grant to Forest Park Community Center
New Lenox, IL (Dec. 1, 2014)—The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission recently awarded the Forest Park Community Center (FPCC) in Joliet with a $18,600 grant to help fund their Quality of Life programs.
Decking the Halls got your back in a knot? Avoid Injuries this Holiday.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital in Homer Glen offers free low back pain screening
New Lenox, IL (November 25, 2014) —As you trim your Christmas tree and drape outside twinkling lights around your home this holiday season, be mindful as you stretch to hang your decorations not to injure your back. However if you already are experiencing persistent lower back pain after attaching Santa’s sleigh to your roof, help from The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital in Homer Glen may have just the right answer for you to get relief.