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Silver Cross and UnitedHealthcare Enter in to Multi-Year Agreement

UnitedHealthcare members in Joliet area have expanded access to affordable quality health care

Joliet, IL (Dec. 6, 2010)-UnitedHealthcare and Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, IL, today announced they have signed a new multi-year network agreement.  The contract includes all Silver Cross inpatient and outpatient services.  The Free-Standing Emergency Center in Homer Glen, IL, the Center for Women’s Health in New Lenox, IL and  the hospital’s three dialysis centers– Silver Cross Renal Center in Morris IL, and Silver Cross Renal Center East and Silver Cross Renal Center West, both in Joliet are all covered by the contract.  

This new agreement, effective Dec. 1, expands UnitedHealthcare’s network hospitals in the greater Joliet area, and covers all commercial products.

“Our new network relationship with Silver Cross Hospital gives our customers greater access to high-quality medical facilities and skilled physicians closer to where they live and work,” said Tom Wiffler, president & CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Illinois.  “Silver Cross is an important provider of health care services in the area. We believe this agreement strengthens our shared commitment to deliver broader access to quality, affordable health care for consumers.”

“The UnitedHealthcare agreement is a major addition to our health insurance offerings,” said Paul Pawlak, President and Chief Executive Officer with Silver Cross Hospital. “This strategy is part of our commitment to expand the number of insurers in our network in direct response to the growth in our community and the feedback we have received from residents. We are very pleased to offer this new choice to area employers and patients.”

Childerguild Raises over $125,000 for Silver Cross at Annual Ball

Hospital Honored Dr. Mark Danielson & Bob Rogina at Annual Ball

Joliet, IL (Dec 1, 2010)— Over 465 friends of Silver Cross Hospital attended the 82nd annual Childerguild Ball November 20 at the Odyssey Country Club and enjoyed wonderful food and dancing. The premiere event of the holiday season raised over $125,000, which will be used to support the hospital’s maternal-child services.

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Silver Cross Executive Receives Gold Award Star from the National Hook-Up of Black Women

Joliet, IL (Nov. 29, 2010)—The Joliet Chapter of the National Hook-Up for Black Women, Inc. (NHBW)  recently awarded the Gold Star Award for Health to Ruth Colby, Senior Vice President Business Development for Silver Cross Hospital, at the NHBW’s 19th Annual Founder’s Day and Gold Star Gala on November 27 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Joliet.

Read more: Silver Cross Executive Receives Gold Award Star from the National Hook-Up of Black Women

Silver Cross Offers Keys to Early Colorectal Cancer Prevention & Detection

Joliet, IL (November 24, 2010)— Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States today and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Oftentimes colorectal cancer can be detected and prevented if simple steps are followed.

Read more: Silver Cross Offers Keys to Early Colorectal Cancer Prevention & Detection

Eat Smart this Thanksgiving

Take time this holiday season to incorporate healthy ideas into traditional recipes

Joliet, IL (Nov. 22, 2010)— Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season where eating is the focus of the celebration. While it's also the season of indulgence, it's easy to plan a holiday meal that's delicious and healthful. This year, take a head start on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, and incorporate some of these ideas into your holiday feast.

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