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New Lenox Girl Scouts Makes Donation to Silver Cross Pediatrics

Joliet, IL (October 13, 2011)— Members from Girl Scouts Troup #363 in New Lenox  sold cookies and hosted fundraisers to collect money, children’s books, and toys  which were recently donated to  Silver Cross Hospital’s Pediatric Unit.

girltroups5thgrade 003The new Pediatric Unit, opening on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 will be located on the 4th floor of the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital.  The unit is licensed for 8 beds.  Each large, private, patient room has been designed to be acuity-adaptable, which means that the space, supplies and staff will be available in the room to deliver the appropriate level of care to the patient rather than transfer the patient between units as needs change. And, procedures can be performed at the bedside.

Photo caption: Girl Scout Troop 363 present Silver Cross Hospital with $100.Pictured  from left to right in the back row are Marilee Lotz, Karyn Ahern, Amanda Nommenson, Donna Feehan, Madelyn Albright and Sherrill Lange and in the front row are Rebecca Losso, Abby Moriarty, Kara Lotz, Emily Lange, Samantha Waters and Madisen Feehan.

In addition, each pediatric room will include wireless internet, 30” flat screen TV system, and family-friendly décor with decorative colored lighting that can be controlled by the patient. There will also be a comfortable   sleeper so parents can stay around the clock to support their child and be involved in the plan of care. A multi-purpose room will also be available for education and family time. The unit will include two pediatric high visibility rooms that will be located directly across from the nurse’s station. The rooms will have a video-monitoring feature for safety, especially when the parents are unable to be at the bedside and multiple sets of secured doors in conjunction with a security system for infant/child protection.  Silver Cross will continue to partner with Children’s Memorial Hospital for 24/7 pediatrician coverage to care for patients in the Pediatric Unit.  For more information about the new Silver Cross Hospital, visit www.silvercross.org

About Girl Scouts
The 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 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 is well underway to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in Feb. 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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