Ensure a Jolly Holiday by Avoiding a Christmas Tree Fire
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Tips to Safely Decorate Christmas Trees
New Lenox, IL (December 15, 2014)— According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can keep your home and loved ones safe. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that approximately 15,000 people are treated in emergency rooms every holiday season for injuries related to Christmas trees and holiday decorating.
Area residents donate knitted items for cancer patients at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (December 12, 2014)— In order to give some extra comfort to their cancer patients, Silver Cross nurses from the Hospital’s 6-3 medical oncology unit reached out to various community groups for knitted items for their cancer patients. Recently, they accepted homemade knitted shawls and caps from area residents, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mokena and the Daughters of the American Revolution Crafty Crafters group.
Childerguild Raises over $186,000 for Silver Cross at Annual Ball
Hospital Honored Dr. Fred Alexander and Br. James Gaffney, FSC, at Annual Ball
New Lenox, IL (December 8, 2014)—Over 480 friends of Silver Cross Hospital attended the 86th Annual Childerguild Ball November 22 at the Odyssey Country Club and enjoyed wonderful food and dancing. The premier event of the holiday season raised over $186,000 which will be used to support women’s and children’s programs and services at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Home Health Ranked Among the Top 25% of Providers in the Country for the 8th Year in a Row
New Lenox, IL (December 2, 2014)- Silver Cross Home Health today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides Quality of Life Grant to Forest Park Community Center
New Lenox, IL (Dec. 1, 2014)—The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission recently awarded the Forest Park Community Center (FPCC) in Joliet with a $18,600 grant to help fund their Quality of Life programs.