Exceptional Quality Care
In addition to be recognized as a 100 Top Hospital in the nation for several years, Silver Cross is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health with having an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. 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. With this recognition, Silver Cross ensures the community that the hospital has a skilled staff, as well as state-of-the art facilities, equipment and supplies that are needed to provide a positive life-saving experience for our pediatric patients.
Whenever a child is ill or injured, parents want the best care as soon as possible. Just that kind of care is available 24 hours a day close to home due to a partnership between Silver Cross Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Board-certified Lurie Children’s pediatric specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Silver Cross Hospital to help children of all ages including newborns. These specialists work in partnership with your child's regular pediatrician to provide the best possible care.
New Pediatric Unit
The new pediatric unit located on the 4th floor of Silver Cross Silver Hospital is licensed for 8 beds. Each large private, patient room has been designed to be acuity-adaptable, which means that the space, supplies and staff will be available in the room to deliver the appropriate level of care to the patient rather than transfer the patient between units as needs change. And, procedures can be performed at the bedside.
In addition, each pediatric room has wireless internet, 30” flat screen TV system, and family-friendly décor with decorative colored lighting that can be controlled by the patient. There is also a comfortable sofa-sleeper so parents can stay around the clock to support their child and be involved in the plan of care. A multi-purpose room is also available for education and family time.
The unit includes two pediatric high visibility rooms that are located directly across from the nurse’s station. The rooms have a video-monitoring feature for safety, especially when the parents are unable to be at the bedside and multiple sets of secured doors in conjunction with a security system for infant/child protection.