Why Choose Silver Cross
Why should you choose Silver Cross Hospital?
Quite simply - We treat you the way you should be treated! When we say "the way you should be treated" we mean it as a promise that extends not only to the outstanding quality of our personal services, but also to our commitment to clinical quality, our attention to patient safety even to how we respond to the expanding needs of our staff and community. At Silver Cross Hospital, we believe everyone should be treated with the finest expertise, respect, compassion, and encouragement. Whether you are completing a residency, fellowship or you are an established physician looking to make a career change, there are many reasons you should consider joining the medical staff at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross is a Thomson 100 Top Hospital
Through our dedication to clinical quality, patient safety, operational efficiency and financial responsibility, we have come to be honored as a 100 Top Hospitals National Award Winner for 7 consecutive years, setting the standard for care in Joliet and Chicago's southwest suburbs.
Our approach to healthcare brings together the brightest minds in medicine. We have more than 400 physicians with over 50 areas of specialty. Further we have an impressive healthcare network featuring a 304-bed acute care hospital, 9 satellite facilities, and a combined team of 2,500 employees and volunteers.
At Silver Cross, we don’t just want to meet quality standards. We want to exceed them. We devote our time towards ongoing initiatives to keep enhancing our clinical outcomes.
As a result, Silver Cross was one of only 12 hospitals in Illinois chosen to participate in a clinical quality improvement study led by the Illinois Foundation for Quality Healthcare (IFQHC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The results of this study have been shared with other hospitals nationally - to share our best practices for elevating clinical quality.
Our accredited Centers of Excellence for Chest Pain and Bariatric Surgery recognizes the hospital’s continued commitment to improve processes and procedures.
Our commitment to quality continues throughout every area of care including our Level II Trauma Center, Level II Newborn Nursery, LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute and our extensive ambulatory network that includes an array of outpatient services including dialysis — where we are the largest provider of dialysis services in Will and Grundy counties. Further, we are proud to be the resource hospital for the Will-Grundy EMS system. And, Silver Cross has the largest Managed Care Organization in the area with over 20,000 members and a PPO.
Customer Service Excellence
In addition to being named a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital, Silver Cross has been named a Hospital of Choice by the AAHP (American Alliance of Healthcare Providers) recognizing us as one of America's Friendliest Hospitals.
Building on Our Commitment
Silver Cross Replacement Hospital
Ensuring Quality Healthcare
The Silver Cross Hospital Board of Trustees has approved the development of a replacement hospital — just three short miles from our current campus. The replacement hospital ensures that Silver Cross can continue its mission of providing quality healthcare for the growing community over the next century. The improved facility will enhance quality, safety and service within an environment designed for future technology. New programs, including an enhanced partnership with Children's Memorial Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago Medical Center will bring new services to our patients and improve the health of the community.
Investment in Facilities and Equipment
Silver Cross has made enhancements that include a newly expanded emergency department and new 35-bed surgical inpatient unit. Through our commitment to providing outstanding care and safety, we have also implemented the following programs: Bedside Medication Verification, EMR (Electronic Medical Record), 64-slice CT, PACS (Picture Archival and Communications System) and Physician portal. Silver Cross is a wireless hospital.
Enhanced Quality of Life
If you are interested in working in the Chicagoland area, Silver Cross Hospital is conveniently located in Joliet, Illinois, and is about 40 minutes from downtown Chicago in Will County – one of the fastest growing counties in the state and nation.
The City of Joliet offers a variety of social and cultural activities to participate in including Silver Cross Field, Rialto Square Theatre, two casinos, Joliet Area Historical Museum, Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, many quaint shops and elegant dining establishments.
What happens when you join the physician team at Silver Cross Hospital?
As a new member of the medical staff, you become part of a physician-centered culture that has continued for over 115 years.
- Have many exciting opportunities to join established practices or partner with physicians on our growing medical staff.
- Receive support through our hospitalist program for adult medical/surgical patients and pediatric patients through our relationship with Children’s Memorial Hospital.
- Have the benefit of the services of our dedicated Physician Liaison.
- Receive marketing assistance and support for building your practice including Speaker’s Bureau opportunities and free web phone based referral service.
- Access to our private physician dining room where you can always enjoy a complimentary meal.
- Utilize the services of our Virtual Library.
- Celebrate the accomplishments of the medical staff through our physician awards and recognitions throughout the year.
This is the way you should be treated!
Thank you for choosing Silver Cross.