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Silver Cross Celebrates First Baby Born in 2013

Joliet, IL (January 3, 2013)—Joliet residents and proud parents Michelle Greaney and Joshua Dosek received an early New Year’s present --a new baby boy.  With help from Michel Borders, M.D., obstetrician/gynecologist, baby Logan was born on Jan 1, 2013 at 5:25 a.m. weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Not that this wasn't exciting enough, but little Logan was the first baby born at Silver Cross Hospital in 2013.  To celebrate, the Silver Cross Birthing Center staff filled a gift basket with a free baby photography CD and an array of baby items from Babies-R-Us. In addition, the hospital's Childerguild Gift Shop gave baby Logan a large blue teddy bear. The Childerguild has supported women and children's services at Silver Cross for over 100 years.

About the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center

Silver Cross has brought together cutting-edge medical technology with spa-like amenities to make the birthing experience all the more memorable. On Feb. 26, 2012, the new Birthing Center opened at the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital located at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. The Center has 12 luxurious birthing suites designed for labor, delivery and recovery so parents can have the convenience of staying in the same room through recovery followed by a stay in one of 30 private mother-baby suites.  Each private suite is fully-equipped with a bathroom with a shower and immersion tub to help with labor pains, blanket warmer, refrigerator, wireless internet access, 30” flat screen TV system, and a comfortable sofa-sleeper so family members can stay around the clock.

babyfirst-2013newyear-004_newsPhoto Caption: Joliet residents and proud parents Michelle Greaney and Joshua Dosek welcomed their first child -- baby boy, Logan, who was born on Jan 1, 2013 at 5:25 a.m. weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Logan was the first baby of the New Year to be born at Silver Cross Hospital. Silver Cross employees pictured with the new proud parents and baby Logan are from left to right Debbie Umbaugh, R.N.; Dawn Geary, R.N.; Debbie Acred, R.N.; Marilyn Paolella, R.N., Director Women and Infant Services; and Cathy Dillinger, R.N. 

Furthermore, a variety of pain relief methods are available 24 hours a day provided by an anesthesiologist.  And for deliveries requiring surgery, there are two complete cesarean suites.  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital neonatologists and pediatric hospitalist continue to be onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if needed, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s pediatric cardiologists are available to analyze a baby’s echocardiogram in real time through a video linkage with Silver Cross. For more information about the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center, visit www.silvercross.org.  For a referral to an obstetrician/gynecologist or pediatrician on staff at Silver Cross, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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