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Joliet JackHammers Celebrate Silver Cross Hospital’s 6 Time 100 Top Hospital Award with $6 Admission on Aug. 6

Joliet, IL (July 27, 2010)—In celebration of Silver Cross Hospital winning the 100 Top Hospitals National Award 6 years in a row, the Joliet JackHammers baseball team is offering $6 admission for the Friday, August 6 home game as they take on the Schaumberg Flyers at 7:05 p.m.

In addition to all available seats only costing $6, on August 6 game attendees will also be able to participate in a raffle for $100 savings bonds from First Midwest Bank, activities and games to win a variety of prizes. To purchase tickets, stop by the Silver Cross Field Box Office or call (815) 726-BALL. Don’t miss the fun and lots of special surprises!

“We are very proud to be partners with the award winning Silver Cross Hospital,” states Jamie Toole, General Manager of the Joliet JackHammers. “We wanted to join in the celebration and what better way than to get our fans involved with the discounted admission. Silver Cross has been a great partner from the start and we salute them and their accomplishments.”

Thomson Reuters Healthcare is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency. Silver Cross is the only hospital in Illinois to win the award for all of the last six
years.

According to Thomson Reuters Healthcare, only 5 hospitals in the nation have been recognized as a “100 Top Hospitals” winner for the last 6 consecutive years. And only 55 of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals have received the award six or more times.

A Significant Award
Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs at Thomson Reuters says that this year’s study magnified the value that 100 Top Hospital award winners provide to their communities. “This award means that patients at Silver Cross hospital are more likely to receive reliable, efficient care at a reasonable cost with high satisfaction.”

According to Chenoweth, “If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those at the 100 Top Hospitals including Silver Cross more than 98,000 additional patients would survive each year and about 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually. In addition, expenses would decrease by $5.5 billion a year and the average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day. If the same standards of care were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.”


“At Silver Cross, we see it is part of our mission and unrivaled passion to deliver higher quality care,” said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. “This award means that Silver Cross Hospital has higher survival rates, less complications, a safer environment and higher patient satisfaction.”

For more information about the 100 Top Hospital awards, visit www.100tophospitals.com or www.silvercross.org/about/quality. 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 the last six consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 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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