Healthy Community Commission

In January 2008, the Silver Cross Hospital Board of Trustees and local community leaders launched a new not-for-profit organization called the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission. The Commission was chaired by retired Will County Board Member, Margie Woods until January 2020, and has 17 members that represent the interests of constituencies on Joliet’s east side.

Lady in garden

Realizing that social and economic well-being are often factors impacting an individuals’ health, the Commission is committed to creating a stronger, healthier future for the east side neighborhood, which has suffered from lack of economic development over the past decades.

The Commission’s scope includes:

  • Development of scholarship programs related to healthcare and construction jobs for residents living in zip codes 60432, 60433,60436 and Fairmount Grade School District #89
  • Training scholarships for certified nurse assistants
  • Identification of gaps in workforce development programs and provision of grants to existing and/or new organizations
  • Coordination of healthcare services throughout the community
  • Long-range planning for urgent care and primary care needs in the community.

Since 2008, the Commission has given a total of $2.15 million in healthcare and construction scholarships and grants to numerous east-side Joliet residents and organizations such as:

Care Close to Home

Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A 1890 Silver Cross Blvd. New Lenox, IL 60451 (815) 300-5400 Inpatient Rehabilitation (815) 300-7110 Outpatient Rehabilitation

Silver Cross Professional Building 1051 Essington Rd., Ste. 260 Joliet, IL 60436 (815) 300-6580 Outpatient Rehabilitation

Silver Cross Health Center 12701 W. 143rd. St., Ste. 220 Homer Glen, IL 60491 (815) 300-6288 Outpatient Rehabilitation

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross care is available nearby to you offering convenient scheduling hours including evenings. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician’s order, contact the Silver Cross location closest to you.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.