Silver Cross Emergency Department Receives Level II Trauma Re-Designation
Joliet, IL (September 03, 2010)—Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet has been re-designated as a Level II Trauma Center for Emergency Medical Services through June 2013 by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Silver Cross has provided the residents of Will, Grundy and southern Cook Counties with Level II Trauma services since 1988, and also serves as the resource hospital for the Will-Grundy Emergency Medical System, training paramedics from 30 towns for over 30 years.
As an emergency department designated as a Level II Trauma Center, Silver Cross is staffed 24 hours a day with a team of highly skilled physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff specially trained in the emergency treatment of adults, children and infants. Silver Cross is also recognized as an Emergency Department approved for pediatrics and has in-house pediatricians 24 hours a day from Children’s Memorial in Chicago to consult when necessary.
Silver Cross also has a special laboratory in the Emergency Department that processes results immediately. For more information and a directional map to the Silver Cross Emergency Department, call (815) 740-7119 or visit www.silvercross.org. addition to providing emergency services at the main hospital, Silver Cross also offers emergency care center 24 hours a day, 7 days at 143rd St and Bell Road in Homer Glen. The Silver Cross Emergency Care Center is staffed by Silver Cross Hospital’s board certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses. Patients can check ER wait times—if any at www.silvercross.org for both the Homer Glen Free-Standing Emergency Care Center as well as Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.
In the same building, Silver Cross also offers MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound EKG and laboratory services. And there are several physician offices including a pediatrician, podiatrist, spine and colorectal surgeons, urologists, cardiologists, and family practice physicians. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.
About Silver Cross Hospital
At Silver Cross outstanding care and patient satisfaction are of the utmost importance. In addition to being recognized as one of our nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters for the last six consecutive years, Silver Cross has been recognized as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 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).