Local Father and Daughter Cancer Survivors Give Bell of Hope for Patients at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross
New Lenox, IL (December 12, 2013) — After being diagnosed with colon cancer and undergoing 10 radiation treatments at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, Arthur Grindler and his daughters Barbara Widelski– a three time cancer survivor, and Laura Luzan wanted to express their gratitude to his physician Dr. Daniel Golden and the entire care team that supported him. Arthur and Barbara donated an inspirational plaque and a shiny, brass ship’s bell to share a gift of hope and inspire cancer patients.
Smart Santas Safely Deck the Halls
Silver Cross Offers Tips To Safely Decorate for the Holidays
New Lenox, IL (December 9, 2013)—Transforming a home into a glittery winter wonderland is a Christmas tradition for many families. As loved ones trim the tree and hang their stockings with care, it is important to remember to keep safety in the forefront when decking the halls. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), during the past few years, more than 13,000 people were treated in emergency rooms nationwide from injuries related to holiday decorations.
Silver Cross Home Health Ranked Among the Top 25% of Providers in the Country for the 6th Year in a Row
New Lenox, IL (December 3, 2013)- Silver Cross Home Health announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,969 agencies considered, 2,496 are elite.
Silver Cross Expands MRI Testing Hours at Homer Glen Facility
New Lenox, IL (Dec. 2, 2013)— Silver Cross has expanded the hours for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) services at its Health Center in Homer Glen located at 12701 W. 143rd Street. Appointments are now available Monday, Thursday and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 pm. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Same day appointments available with results sent to the patient’s physician. To schedule an appointment with a doctor's order, call (708) 364-6828 or request an appointment at www.silvercross.org. MRI services are also performed at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
Silver Cross Breast/Heart Screening Patients Save at Orland Square Mall
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 24, 2013) — Silver Cross Hospital and Orland Square Mall, Chicagoland’s leading fashion destination, have joined forces to promote good health and reward area women for getting their annual preventative screenings. As part of the Silver Cross I Matter™ program, several mall retailers are offering valuable savings to patients who complete a mammography or heart screening at the New Lenox hospital. Participating Orland Square retailers include Cache, Eddie Bauer, Fannie May Candies, Today’s Nails, Virgin Mobile, and Wetzel’s Pretzels.