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New Phone Numbers for Silver Cross Hospital

Joliet, IL (Sept. 14, 2011)-- In preparation for the move to the replacement hospital next year, Silver Cross has replaced the 740 prefix for all phone and fax numbers with a new 300 prefix.   Effective immediately, the hospital’s new main number is 1-815-300-1100.  However for convenience, the old main number—1-815-740-1100 will remain operational for a few years after the hospital relocates to New Lenox on Feb. 26, 2012.

The change to the 300 prefix was initiated by the hospital wanting provide to patients and their family members with direct dial numbers to each of the 289 private rooms in the new hospital at I-355 and Route 6.  Therefore, beginning on Feb. 26, 2012, each patient room’s number will be 1-815-300-plus the actual room number.

In addition to the opportunity to directly dial a patient room, all other phone numbers for hospital services and personnel will have this same direct dial feature.   A list of important phone numbers is available in the Contact Us section at

Relocating 100 Top Hospital Care
In just five months, Silver Cross staff will be taking its seven time nationally recognized  ‘100 Top Care’ and relocating it to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility to make the patient-family experience even better.  The impressive 6-story hospital is being 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 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.  The hospital is also enhancing and adding services through partnerships with Children’s Memorial Hospital, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago Medical Center.  For more information or to sign up to receive updates on the construction progress and grand opening festivities, visit

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 or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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