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Parents Delivering at the New Silver Cross Hospital Could Win $1,000 Savings Bond for Their Baby

Joliet, IL (Sept. 2, 2011)—Expectant parents delivering in the Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center on or after Feb. 26, 2012—when the new hospital opens at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, could win a $1,000 savings bond for their baby. Mothers-to-be will automatically be entered to win when they pre-register to deliver at www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries or call (815) 300-7076 before Jan. 31, 2012.  The winner will be announced at the Silver Cross Hospital’s Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

labor and delivery_2011Silver Cross is bringing together cutting-edge medical technology with spa-like amenities to make the birthing experience all the more memorable.   The new Birthing Center at the New Lenox Hospital will have 12 luxurious birthing suites designed for labor, delivery and recovery so parents can have the convenience of staying in the same room through recovery followed by a stay in one of 30 private mother-baby suites.  Each private suite is fully-equipped with a bathroom with a shower and immersion tub to help with labor pains, blanket warmer, refrigerator, wireless internet access, 30” flat screen TV system, and a comfortable sofa-sleeper so family members can stay around the clock.  Furthermore, a variety of pain relief methods will be available 24 hours a day provided by an anesthesiologist.  And for deliveries requiring surgery, there will be two complete cesarean suites.

Children’s Memorial neonatologists and pediatric hospitalist will continue to be onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if needed, Children’s pediatric cardiologists will be available to analyze a baby’s echocardiogram in real time through a video linkage with Silver Cross.

The new Birthing Center will have a typical nursery as well as a Level 2 skilled infant care nursery with specialized staff.  State-of-the-art medical equipment will also be set up and ready inside each Birthing Suite’s cabinetry, if needed.

“As a one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with a safe environment,” says Marilyn Paollela, Director of Maternal/Child Services at Silver Cross.   “In our new hospital, we will have a state-of-the art infant security system, secured entrances to the Birthing Center and a reception desk on the unit assist families and give parents peace of mind.” 

nursery_2011The experienced medical team at Silver Cross is on alert to help at any time. Upon admission, patients will be partnered with a specially trained obstetrical nurse certified in electronic fetal monitoring who’ll assist throughout delivery.   The new unit also features mother/baby couplet care, which means that the same experienced nurse will care for both mother and baby until it is time to go home.  “This ensures continuity in care and improved communication between the patient, family, nursing staff and physicians,” says Marilyn.

Silver Cross’ dedicated nursing team will continue to offer personal counseling and education before, during and after patients give birth.  Silver Cross also has five internationally-certified lactation consultants available for support to new moms who choose to breastfeed their babies. 

For more information about the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center and to Save Your Due Date for a chance to win $1,000 savings bond for your baby, visit www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries

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. 

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