Silver Cross Employees Participate Choosing Beds for New Hospital
Joliet, IL (May 20, 2011) —Pictured are Becky Strilko, Advanced Practice Nurse and Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse at Silver Cross, and Mark Cussans, Representative for Stryker recently participated in the Replacement Hospital Bed Fair. The purpose of this Fair was to allow hospital staff to test out various beds being considered for the new hospital. Staff feedback was instrumental in assisting with final bed selections that are functional, safe and comfortable.
Relocating 100 Top Hospital Care
In the next year, Silver Cross staff will be taking its ‘100 Top Care’ and relocating it to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility opening February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. With construction more than 85% complete, the impressive 6-story hospital is being built to help patients heal faster. Patients will benefit from large, private rooms, natural lighting, a quiet environment, cheerful yet calming colors, and more care at the bedside care. In the new hospital there will also be dedicated areas for family and friends so they can be more involved in the care of their loved one. Patients and families will also benefit from expanded services through partnerships with renowned academic centers including Children’s Memorial, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and most recently, the University of Chicago Medical Center.
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 the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 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).