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Silver Cross Announces “Name the Robot” Contest Winner

Tinley Park Woman Names da Vinci Surgical System at new Hospital

New Lenox, IL (March 21, 2012)—The new name for a $2 million, state-of-the-art surgical system at Silver Cross Hospital, located at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, is Mia—minimally  invasive approach.  Tinley Park resident Suzanne Mitchell submitted the name during the community Housewarming Celebration for the new Hospital in February.  Mitchell along with more than 8,500 area residents had an opportunity to see Silver Cross’s new da Vinci Surgical System before offering their name recommendations.

robot 001Photo Caption:  Tinley Park resident Suzanne Mitchell tests out the da Vinci surgical system’s control panel with Silver Cross Hospital’s Marybeth Antone. Mitchell was the winner of the “Name the Robot” contest held at Grand Opening for the new Silver Cross Hospital in February.

Mitchell submitted “Mia”, which she says is an acronym for minimally invasive approach.  “I had heard that Silver Cross was going to be offering more minimally invasive surgery at the new hospital so I immediately thought of the name after seeing the robot,” says Mitchell.  “The hospital is so beautiful and this new equipment will be such a benefit for patients.”

The Procedural Care Unit Staff chose the name after sorting through thousands of submissions.  Marybeth Antone, Administrative Director of the PCU congratulated Mitchell and presented her with a new Sony Bloggie Touch video camera.

Dr. Thai Nguyen, urologist, who will be performing the first procedure at Silver Cross in April using Mia, says the da Vinci robot helps surgeons see and work better.  “The robot allows me a magnified, 3-dimensional view of the operative field which is unmatched by traditional open surgery or conventional laparoscopy. The robotically-assisted instruments give me unparalleled dexterity and precision, which are essential to achieving excellent outcomes during complicated minimally-invasive procedures.”

The da Vinci® SiTM Surgical System is the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical technology available.  The da Vinci system combines a surgeon's skill with precision technology to provide patients with the newest minimally invasive option for hysterectomies, prostatectomies and other procedures.  Compared to traditional open surgeries, patients benefit from smaller incisions, minimal bleeding, shorter hospital stays and faster, less painful recoveries.

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 a one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction on a state-of-the-art replacement hospital is complete and opened on 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 or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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