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.
Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in December
Joliet, IL (Nov. 22, 2011)— Silver Cross Hospital is offering an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. The will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Cost is $60 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.
Silver Cross Program Receives Accreditation
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons applaud Hospital
Joliet, IL (Nov. 21, 2011)—The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted a three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. Less than 25 percent of all hospitals in the United States receive the Commission’s accreditation.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in December
Joliet, IL (Nov. 17, 2011)— Silver Cross offers free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.
Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in December
Joliet, IL (November 16, 2011)— Silver Cross offers an array of classes to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s beautiful birthing suites. For more information or to register for one or more Childbirth Classes, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).