RIC at Silver Cross Employees Climb Chicago’s Willis Tower to Raise Funds for Rehabilitation Research
New Lenox, IL (November 10, 2014)— Ten employees from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital participated in the Sixth Annual SkyRise Chicago Challenge by climbing all 103 floors (2,109 steps) in the Willis Tower. The RIC at Silver Cross team raised over $1,800 which was added to the overall total of over $1.2 million that was raised for RIC’s clinical and research programs. SkyRise Chicago – the world's tallest indoor stair-climbing event – benefits the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). All proceeds of the sold-out event will help provide quality clinical care and cutting-edge research for more than 50,000 RIC patients from around the world.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides Scholarship Grant to University of St. Francis MERIT Program
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 7, 2014)—Joliet resident Cristal Munguia recently received a $1,000 University of St. Francis MERIT Program scholarship funded by a grant from the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission.
Silver Cross Wins State Healthcare Marketing Awards
Hospital Recognized at 2014 ISHMPR Pinnacle Awards Ceremony Oct. 23
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 6, 2014)—The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) honored marketing, public relations and communications professionals from across the state at its 2014 Annual Conference and Pinnacle Awards Presentation Oct. 23 to 24 at the Double Tree Hilton in Oak Brook, IL. Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL received 13 Pinnacle Awards including Best of Show.
Lockport resident has life back due to physical therapy received at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross in Homer Glen
New Lenox, IL (October 29, 2014) - For over 14 years, Lockport resident Elizabeth “Liz” LaFollette suffered from severe back pain. During this time, she had multiple surgeries to relieve the excruciating pain. She was doing well until last September when she started experiencing foot pain and by December she was unable to walk. It was then determined that Liz was suffering from a failed Lumbar fusion surgery and SI (Sacroiliac) Joint Dysfunction which was causing pressure on her sciatic nerve leading to severe left leg pain, weakness and gait instability. After enduring yet another surgery, Liz was stressed and depressed because she was not able to work for eight months and was faced with the overwhelming task of completing a long physical therapy rehabilitation program. “My therapist Rich gave me the hope that I desperately needed. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have my life back. He saved my health and my career,” exclaimed Liz LaFollette.
Breast Cancer Patient says don’t blow-off annual Mammogram
Frankfort Resident Benefits from Innovative Treatments Offered at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital