Silver Cross Wins Healthcare Marketing Awards
Hospital Recognized at 2016 ISHMPR Pinnacle Awards Ceremony Oct. 27
The Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) honored marketing, public relations and communications professionals from across the state at its Annual Conference and Pinnacle Awards Presentation Oct. 27 in Galena, IL. Silver Cross Hospital received 10 Pinnacle Awards including Best of Show for Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission’s partnership with Warren Sharpe Community Center’s Green Sprout Urban Farm. The Commission provided $30,000 in funding to educate area youth about agriculture, healthy food choices, entrepreneurship, and increase physical activity along with supporting the Warren-Sharpe Community Center’s food pantry. An additional $3,500 was donated to sponsor 15 children and 5 adults to travel to Washington D.C. to tour First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House Garden in 2015.
Silver Cross Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score
Silver Cross Hospital has once again been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an “A” grade in the Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries, and infections. Only 45 out of 113 hospitals in Illinois received an “A” and Silver Cross is the only hospital in Will County to do so. This is the 4th time in a row Silver Cross has received a Hospital Safety Score of an “A.”
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission Provides Books to the Fairmont Grade School – District #89
The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission and Discover Books recently donated over 1,500 books to the Fairmont Grade – District #89. Jay Michael Holder of the J. F. Holder Foundation heard the cry of Fairmont School District #89 regarding their need of books and contacted the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission for assistance.
First MAKO Robotic-arm Knee Surgery Performed on Mokena Resident at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital
Hope Marsden suffered from intense pain in her right knee. Since the bones in her knees were rubbing against one another, climbing stairs became painfully challenging. At the suggestion of her family practice physician, Marsden met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tom Antkowiak. She tried cortisone injections to relieve her discomfort, but the pain never subsided. Together, they decided that the best course of treatment was for her to have surgery. So on August 8, Marsden became the first patient to have partial knee replacement robotic surgery using the new Mako™ System at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
Childerguild to Recognize Paul Pawlak & Dr. Cheryl McCarthy at Annual Ball on November 19
Childerguild will host its 88th annual Ball Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. This year’s theme is “Tropical Paradise.” The evening’s festivities will include music by the Don Cagen Orchestra and the presentation of the Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence for Healthcare to Paul Pawlak and the Silver Cross Sangmeister Medal of Excellence for Community Service to community leader Dr. Cheryl McCarthy.