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Silver Cross Plans Multi-Chamber Business After Hours Feb. 9 at New Hospital

Joliet, IL (Jan 29, 2012) — In celebration of the opening of the new hospital, Silver Cross will host a Multi-Chamber Business After Hours on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox (I-355 and Route 6).  Members of the following chambers of commerce are invited:  Joliet, Frankfort, Homer Township, Lemont, Lockport, Manhattan, Mokena, Orland Park and New Lenox.  Chamber members should register to attend with their respective chamber or Silver Cross Hospital at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  (815) 300-7562.

 

new_hospital_frontGuests will be treated to refreshments and a tour through several areas in the hospital including the emergency department, imaging, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Inpatient Rehabilitation unit, private medical-surgical patient rooms, Women and Infant Services Birthing Center, Intensive Care Unit, and the new Procedural Care Unit, which consolidates surgery, endoscopy and interventional cardiology and radiology procedures into one integrated area.

 

“This is the business community’s opportunity to see the new 289-bed hospital before we open our doors on Feb. 26,” said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital.  “We will take you into areas that most people never have a chance to see such as the operating room and interventional core which includes the cath lab, interventional radiology lab, electrophysiology suite where doctors repair fast beating hearts and insert pacemakers, and where our brand new biplane angiography imaging system will be located to treat patients with strokes later this summer.”

 

Chamber members will also be able to see the hospital’s newest technology—the Davinci, which is a robotic surgical system designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The system is controlled by a surgeon from a console and commonly used for prostatectomies, cardiac valve repair and gynecologic surgical procedures.

 

Convenient parking is available in Lot C. Please follow the special event parking signs.

 

New Hospital Ready to Open Feb. 26

Construction began on the $370 million replacement hospital in 2009.  The 6-story facility was built using evidence-based design, which has been proven to help in the healing process and contribute to a speedier recovery for patients.   Some of the many ways that evidence-based design has been integrated into the 289-bed replacement hospital is with large, private patient rooms, natural and enhanced lighting, sound and noise control, cheerful yet calming colors, ties to nature, bedside care and dedicated family areas.  When the new hospital opens at 7 a.m. on Feb. 26, patients and families will also benefit from new technology and expanded services through partnerships with renowned academic centers including Children’s Memorial Hospital, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and most recently, the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC).  UCMC and Silver Cross are currently building an outpatient cancer center that will open in April 2012 on the New Lenox campus.

 

“We are building on our century old commitment to the Will County community by relocating our seven-time 100 Top Hospital care to a state-of-the-art facility that will serve future generations,” said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital.

 

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 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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