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Silver Cross Home Health Receives “Great Illinois Home Health Care Award”

Joliet, IL (June 8, 2011)— In addition to celebrating 25 years of caring for patients in their homes, Silver Cross Hospital’s Home Health Division was awarded the “2011 Great Illinois Home Health Care Award” by AdvisorMed which compiles a list of the top-performing home health agencies in the state based on quality successes and patient reviews.

illinois home health careDonna Yack, Manager of Home Health Services at Silver Cross Hospital credits strong dedication to teamwork and high quality standards with the company’s ability to rank as one of the “2011 Great Illinois Home Health Care Award” winners. She said, “Silver Cross is thrilled to be recognized for our quality and customer service successes which are a direct result from our dedicated team of Home Health professionals. By continuing to enhance the quality of home healthcare we provide to our patients, we can ensure to deliver the best healthcare experience to our patients in the comfort of their own homes.”

To determine award winners, AdvisorMed uses a variety of national standard data to compare agencies, including information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with consumer reviews from the Home Health Care Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS), to compile a list of the top-performing home health agencies in the state.

Silver Cross Home Health offers comprehensive in-home services for patients who are ready to complete their recovery in the comfort of their own homes. Our expert staff provides a full range of skilled services including wound care, catheter care, infusion therapy, disease and medication management. Also included in our scope of services are physical, occupational and speech therapy.  When therapy is incorporated into the patient’s plan of care, an improvement in the patient’s functional and safety status as well as a marked independence relating to their activities of daily living is often evident. Staff carefully monitor the patient’s progress, identify and report any condition changes to the patient’s physician. Patients and their caregivers are taught how to manage the patient’s healthcare needs independently which allows the majority of Silver Cross Home Health patients to remain in their home after the patient’s individual goals have been met.

Silver Cross Home Health is Medicare Certified, licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the first home health agency in the area to be accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The organization is also a member of the National Association of Home Care and the Illinois Home Care Council

About AdvisorMed
Advisormed.com is a free, online report card/healthcare guide featuring physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and home healthcare agencies throughout the nation. Our goal is to help consumers with their healthcare choices. AdvisorMed is the place consumers come to receive trusted, unbiased information on Healthcare Providers.

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 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).

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