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Girl Scouts Troup Delivers Blankets to Newborns at Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (March 20, 2013) —Members from Girl Scouts Troup #359 in New Lenox, delivered handmade blankets to Silver Cross Hospital to be given to newborn babies born at the hospital’s Birthing Center. The Girl Scouts handmade the fleece blankets as part of their community service project. During this same visit, the girls also participated in a first aid class to learn the basics of providing initial care for an illness or injury.

“We are grateful to the Girl Scouts for taking the time to make these beautiful baby blankets,” said Marilyn Paolella, R.N., Director Women and Infant Services at Silver Cross Hospital.  “Through their gift, we will be able to provide warm blankets to babies whose parents might be going through a tough time and need assistance.  It is a wonderful community service project that the girls completed for our littlest patients.” 

Photo Caption:Members from Girl Scouts Troup 359 present staff at Silver Cross Hospital with fleece baby blankets that the girls handmade as part of their community service project. Pictured from left to right are: in the front row Madeleine Knight, Kathryn Schedin, Paige Burdelik , Paige Ciesla, Kaylee Aguirre, Bridget Humphries; in the second row Claire Westbrook, Mia Paolella, Jordan Zdych, Mardi Lorenz, Carly Hernandez, Emma Rauch; in the back row Marilyn Paolella, R.N., Director Women and Infant Services at Silver Cross Hospital; and Joan Bowman, R.N., Women and Infant Services at Silver Cross Hospital.  (Scouts not pictured are Abbey Schissler and Leah Kodat)

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.7 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas. For more information, visit www.girlscouts.org

About the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center

Silver Cross has brought together cutting-edge medical technology with spa-like amenities to make the birthing experience all the more memorable. On Feb. 26, 2012, the new Birthing Center opened at the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital located at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. The Center has 12 luxurious birthing suites designed for labor, delivery and recovery so parents can have the convenience of staying in the same room through recovery followed by a stay in one of 30 private mother-baby suites.  Each private suite is fully-equipped with a bathroom with a shower and immersion tub to help with labor pains, blanket warmer, refrigerator, wireless internet access, 30” flat screen TV system, and a comfortable sofa-sleeper so family members can stay around the clock. 

Furthermore, a variety of pain relief methods are available 24 hours a day provided by an anesthesiologist.  And for deliveries requiring surgery, there are two complete cesarean suites.  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital neonatologists and pediatric hospitalist continue to be onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if needed, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s pediatric cardiologists are available to analyze a baby’s echocardiogram in real time through a video linkage with Silver Cross. For more information about the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center, visit www.silvercross.org.  For a referral to an obstetrician/gynecologist or pediatrician on staff at Silver Cross, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL.

 About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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