Silver Cross Hospital Volunteers Honored for Service
(May 5, 2016)—Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox honored its volunteers at the annual recognition luncheon held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook on April 24. With four volunteer organizations: Advisory Board (Encore Resale Shop), Childerguild (Gift Shop),The Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons (founders of Silver Cross) and Inservice volunteers, more than 780 area residents donate their time and talents to raise funds for the hospital and assist in daily operations. Over the last year, they have given 55,000 hours of service and raised over $396,000 for the Silver Cross Foundation. For more information, about volunteer opportunities, visit www.silvercross.org or call (815) 300-7117.
Over 280 pound woman beats odds of having only 5 years left to live thanks to Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery at Silver Cross helps area resident dramatically improve health after bariatric surgery
When 281 pound Tina Siranossian’s doctor told her she had five years to live due to health complications caused by obesity, she knew she had to find the right tools to help her stop using food to cope with the stresses of life, so she could be around for her children. “I lost my mother at 39-years-old due to complications from diabetes and obesity. I didn’t start to take care of myself until I looked into the eyes of my children, and realized that I didn’t want to put them through losing a parent at such a young age,” said Tina, who had weight loss surgery at age 32. Since losing 134 pounds after having Lap Band surgery six years ago with BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, Tina is grateful for every day she has beat the odds by exercising regularly and eating healthier foods.
Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction
26 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide
(April 29, 2016)—Silver Cross recently recognized 52 physicians and certified nurse midwives on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction from January to December 2015.
Hints for Staying Safe on Your Motorcycle
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Tips In honor of Motorcycle Safety Month
(April 26, 2016)— According to the Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety, in 2014 there were 3,411 motorcycle crashes in Illinois. Of these crashes, 120 resulted in fatalities and 2,693 resulted in injured motorcyclists. These motorcycle crashes accounted for 13.7 percent of the fatal crashes in Illinois, and 4.0 percent of the injury crashes statewide during that year. Silver Cross Hospital offers tips to riding motorcycles safely.
Silver Cross Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score
(April 26, 2016)— Silver Cross Hospital has once again been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries, and infections.