Accreditations & Awards
100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success Award
Silver Cross has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation for 7 years in a row. (2005-2011)
100 Top Hospitals: Everest Award Benchmarks for Success Award
This award recognizes those hospitals among the 100 National winners that deliver the greatest rate of improvement over a 5-year period.
Hospital of Choice Award
Silver Cross has been named one of America’s most customer friendly hospitals since 2004 from the American College of Healthcare Providers.
Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval
By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Silver Cross Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has designated Silver Cross Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
Silver Cross Hospital’s weight loss surgery program has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. The designation means Silver Cross meets or exceeds stringent quality criteria that demonstrate reliability in delivering bariatric surgical care and better overall outcomes for patients. The Blue Centers designation was developed to help consumers locate quality care for bariatric surgery.
Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Silver Cross Hospital has one of the few programs in the nation to be designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL.
Primary Stroke Center
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, has recognized Silver Cross Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
2014 HomeCare Elite
Silver Cross Home Health has been named to the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top 25 most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This is the seventh consecutive year Silver Cross has been named to the list.
Echocardiography Laboratory Accreditation
Silver Cross Hospital's echocardiography laboratory received a 3-year accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Silver Cross Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizing the high quality of comprehensive cancer care.
Silver Cross Hospital’s weight loss surgery program has been recognized as an MBSAQIP accredited center – Comprehensive.
Diabetes Education Recognition
Silver Cross Hospital was the first diabetes center in the greater Joliet area to receive recognition from the American Diabetes Association for its quality self-management education program.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation
Silver Cross has been certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Accreditation (CARF) as having a quality Inpatient Rehabilitation program.
Level II Trauma Designation
Silver Cross Hospital is designated as a Level II Trauma Center for Emergency Medical by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Silver Cross also serves as the resource hospital for the Silver Cross Emergency Medical System, training paramedics from 30 towns for over 30 years.
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
Silver Cross Hospital is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) with having an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). This recognition formally identifies Silver Cross as a hospital that provides the necessary resources and capabilities to address the emergency needs of critically ill and injured children.
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification
Silver Cross Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit is accredited as it has received certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.