About Silver Cross
Seeking Excellence in Care
Generation after generation, families have depended upon Silver Cross Hospital to care for their loved ones. The commitment goes back to Thanksgiving Day in 1895 when the Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons opened the doors of a 33-bed hospital in Joliet named after their emblem the Maltese cross. Their promise was to provide quality healthcare with compassion for the citizens of Will County and surrounding communities.
Today, more than a century later, Silver Cross Hospital remains true to that original promise. As the needs of the community grew, so did Silver Cross—in size and stature. Services rapidly expanded, evolved and increased in complexity. The medical staff advanced superior healthcare and attracted new expertise including specialists with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Northwestern Medicine for neurosciences and stroke care.
National prominence was achieved when Silver Cross was first recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in 2004—an accomplishment that has been repeated for seven years. And year after year, Silver Cross has been acknowledged as one of American’s Friendliest Hospitals because we treat patients the way they should be treated. We have also been recognized for our dedication to patient safety with an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group.
The mission of providing quality healthcare continues today with a remarkable 296-bed replacement hospital, which opened in 2012. All patient rooms are private—accommodating today’s medical technology and ultimately reducing unnecessary transfers and the risk of infection and injury. The hospital’s unique design creates efficiencies between departments and promotes an environment that helps patients heal faster. Our 76-acre New Lenox campus includes two medical buildings with several physician offices and outpatient services and also the Carolyn J. Czerkies Pavilion—home to The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross.
Over the years, Silver Cross has developed an extensive ambulatory network throughout the region that includes five satellite facilities with the physician offices and an array of outpatient services such as diagnostic imaging, lab draws and rehabilitation. Silver Cross also operates a 24/7 freestanding Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen and an Urgent Care center in Joliet.