Silver Cross Employees Climb Chicago’s Willis Tower to Raise Funds for Rehabilitation Research
Joliet, IL (December 15, 2011) — Employees from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital participated in the Third Annual SkyRise Chicago event on Sunday, November 6. Together, they raised $3,925 and climbed all 103 flights of stairs in the Willis Tower. This event will fuel RIC’s cutting-edge patient care and innovative rehabilitation research, offering thousands of adults and children the greatest hope for the future.
Senior Services of Will County Receives $40,000 Grant from Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission
Joliet, IL (December 15, 2011) — The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission awarded the Senior Services Center of Will County with a $40,000 grant to help fund their Meals on Wheels program to help enhance the lives of area seniors.
Silver Cross Invites Public to Vote in Christmas Tree Contest
Joliet, IL (December 5, 2011)—Each year employees at Silver Cross Hospital decorate Christmas trees to display in the lobby of the Smith Pavilion outpatient entrance. And each year, three trees are awarded prizes for being the most unique, best themed and most beautiful. This year, Silver Cross Hospital is leaving their annual Christmas Tree Contest judging up to the public. Patients, visitors and hospital staff can now vote for their favorite Christmas Trees.
Silver Cross Home Health Ranked Among the Top 25% of Providers in the Country for the 4th Year in a Row
Joliet, IL (Dec. 5, 2011) Silver Cross Home Health today announced that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and financial performance. This is the fourth year in a row that Silver Cross has been named to this prestigious list.
Connecting with Crochet
Silver Cross employee knits her way into everyone’s heart
Joliet, IL (Dec. 1, 2011) — Nearly 15 years ago, Hortencia Garcia, an Environmental Services Technician in the Silver Cross Hospital Birthing Center, helped a mom-to-be cope with her 7-week stay at the hospital by spending her lunch breaks teaching the patient to crochet a baby blanket for her unborn baby. Garcia’s daily lessons helped relieve the patient’s anxiety and allowed her to pass the time during her stay until her son was born. Together, they crocheted a beautiful blanket and forged a friendship that would be cherished forever.