Silver Cross Health Center Awarded "Starry Night" Award for Preservation of the Night Sky
New Lenox, IL (August 14, 2012)—Recently, Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen was honored with the “Starry Night” award by the Village of Homer Glen. The International Dark Sky Association recognized the Village of Homer Glen as the 4th International Dark Sky Community in the world and the first municipality in the State of Illinois to be awarded this designation. The Village of Homer Glen received this award for its “exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies.”
Further, Silver Cross Health Center is recognized for being one of the first properties developed using the Village’s Outdoor Lighting Ordinance, contributing to the Village’s receipt of this distinguished award, and for commitment to preserving natural light. This award represents Silver Cross’ valuable service in reducing light pollution, energy consumption, and preservation of natural resources.
Photo caption left to right: Theresa Quinn, Director of Ambulatory Care at Silver Cross Hospital accepts the “Starry Night” award from Village of Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley on July 10, 2012.
“We are honored to receive such a distinguished environmental award,” says Theresa Quinn, Director of Ambulatory Care at Silver Cross. “It has been a pleasure collaborating with the Village of Homer Glen to preserve the area’s natural surroundings while still providing valuable healthcare services to the community.”
About the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen
The Silver Cross Health Center offers MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound EKG and laboratory services. And there are several physician offices including a pediatrician, podiatrist, spine surgeon, urologists, cardiologists, and family practice physicians. To schedule an appointment for a test, call (815) 300-7076. A physician’s order is required. For a referral to a physician at the Homer Glen medical center, call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit www.silvercross.org.
Located in the same building is the Silver Cross Free-Standing Emergency Care Center. The Free-Standing Emergency Care Center is located at 143rd St. and Bell Rd in Homer Glen and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Center is staffed with Silver Cross Hospital’s board certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses. Patients can check ER wait times—if any at www.silvercross.org for both the Homer Glen Free-Standing Emergency Care Center as well as Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.
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 seven consecutive years; one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 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).