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Silver Cross Hospital Supports Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois and Illinois Hospital Association

Landmark Collaborative to Improve Patient Quality at Illinois Hospitals

Joliet, IL (February 28, 2011)—Silver Cross Hospital is excited to support Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) and the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) as they join forces to reduce Illinois hospital readmissions through a new quality initiative—Preventing Readmissions through Effective Partnerships (PREP).  Partnering with nationally-recognized experts from the Division of Hospital Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Society of Hospital Medicine, PREP will help Illinois hospitals significantly reduce the rate of patient readmissions by 2014 through the following five key initiatives:

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L-W North, L-W West soccer teams raise money

New Lenox, IL (February 24, 2011)—Hoping to raise awareness about prostate cancer, the varsity boys’ soccer teams at Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way West high schools recently raised $650 to support cancer treatment and research.

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Silver Cross Offers Support Groups in March

Joliet, IL (February 25, 2011)— Silver Cross Hospital will host a free Bipolar Disease Support Group for individuals and family members coping with bipolar disease on Tuesdays, March 8 and 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Specialty Care Pavilion lobby located on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. New participants should call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register to attend.

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Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments

Joliet, IL (February 24, 2011)Gerald Cooke, M.D., board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Cooke attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  He completed an internal medicine residency at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood. His office is located with Donte' Medical SC at 18210 S. LaGrange Road, Suite 210, Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 422-7758.

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Silver Cross Hospital Employee Accomplishments and Promotions

Joliet, IL (February 22, 2011) —  Plainfield resident Courtney McKibben, R.N., M.S.N., has accepted the position of Trauma Center Program Coordinator. She has worked at Silver Cross Hospital for six years as an Emergency Department staff nurse, Emergency Department Clinical Educator, and co-chair of the Hospital’s Stroke Committee.  Also, she brings to Silver Cross an additional 11 years of experience in oncology, intensive care, emergency and trauma nursing care.

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