Silver Cross Hospital

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Silver Cross Hospital is offering free assistance with completing health care power of attorney documents in honor of National Health Care Decision Day on April 16.  Join Americans across the country in making future healthcare decisions known to family, friends and healthcare providers. Share your wishes and complete your advance directive because your decisions matter.

Health care professionals will be available to answer questions about advanced care planning and assist with completing the Illinois Health Care Power of Attorney form. This free program will be held on Tuesday, April 16, in the Silver Cross Hospital Sangmeister Library, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The library is located on the hospital’s first floor, just off the main lobby. 

Now is the time to have a discussion with your family and loved ones about health care planning. It is a gift to them to know what your wishes are in the event that you cannot speak for yourself.   

Healthcare power of attorney documents are recommended for all persons 18 years and older.  Appointing an agent for health care is important to ensure that a person’s health care decisions are made in alignment with their treatment preferences or wishes. It is your decision, but it needs to be in writing. Choose an agent you trust to be your voice by making health care decisions in the same manner you would if you are not able to speak for yourself.   

For more information, please call Barbara Manning, BCC, Chaplain, Pastoral Care for Silver Cross Hospital, at (815) 300-7602.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.