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The shoulder joint is an amazing part of the body that allows for a wide variety of activities. It’s also the most mobile joint, and together with the surrounding muscles, allows for an endless list of movements, whether it’s lifting objects, brushing our hair, throwing a ball, holding a baby or just waving hello to someone.

A $99 calcium artery scoring screening at the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen proved to be a lifesaver for 62-year-old Frank Russo, a local business owner and devoted family man.

Is your child suffering from chronic throat infections or enlarged tonsils or adenoids? Have you noticed sleeping issues such as snoring, restless sleep patterns or sleep apnea (a serious sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep)?

There’s no slowing down Michelle Vaupel of Romeoville! After losing more than half her body weight, this 41-year-old is always on the go. In fact, she’s got so much energy she even runs…something she never could have done before weight-loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Silver Cross Hospital recently implemented the DAISY Award program to honor nurses for exemplary patient care and customer service.

The DAISY Award celebrates the extraordinary compassion nurses provide their patients and families every day. The program is a merit-based award that honors not only great clinical skill and leadership, but especially strong patient care and compassion. Every DAISY nomination includes a story about a nurse tuned in to the patient and family by noticing their needs, and finding a way to really connect and make a difference.

“We are thrilled to recognize our amazingly talented and caring nursing staff through the DAISY Award program,” said Peggy Gricus, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Silver Cross Hospital. “Our hope through the DAISY Award is to inspire our nurses to see the value of their own work. We’ve learned through best practices that when extraordinary care is noticed, it provides an invaluable developmental opportunity for everyone while fostering the best possible care to our patients.”

Each month a deserving nurse will be given the DAISY Award, based on criteria meeting Silver Cross’ mission and values. If you are interested in saying thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget, simply visit to nominate a nurse online.

History of the DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Award —created by the Barnes family to honor their son Patrick, who died of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an autoimmune disease—is presented by the hospital to nurses who provide compassionate and extraordinary nursing care. Although Pat passed away during his hospitalization, the family wanted to say thank you to his nurses for the compassionate care they provided. That was 18 years ago, and there are now more than 3,300 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing in all 50 U.S. states and 18 other countries where nurses are honored with The DAISY Award. Indeed, it has become a global standard for recognition of excellence in nursing care.

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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.