Published on December 13, 2017

Silver Cross Named Best Employer in 2017 Herald News Reader’s Choice Awards

Silver Cross Hospital was recently recognized in 2017 Herald News Reader’s Choice Awards as Best Employer Over 50 Employees.

More than 57,000 readers of the Herald News cast their online ballots to select their favorite local businesses in 65 categories during the month of September.

“We are extremely honored and proud to have been chosen as a best employer,” said Ruth Colby, President and Chief Executive Officer at Silver Cross Hospital. “Our family culture is what really sets us apart from other businesses.”

Silver Cross employs over 2,800 staff members throughout the system and enjoys a vacancy and turnover rate much lower than national average. The average tenure of Silver Cross employees is 8.2 years.

Photo Caption: (from left to right): Tracy Ardis, Human Resources Director; Mark Jepson, Vice President of Human Resources; and Mandy Sak, Senior Human Resources Generalist attended the 2017 Herald New Reader’s Choice Awards on Dec. 3 at Jacob Henry Mansion. Silver Cross was chosen by readers as the Best Employer over 50 Employees.

“Silver Cross is actually the largest employer in New Lenox and the fourth largest in Will County,” said Tracy Ardis, Director of Human Resources. “We’ve been able to add 650 new jobs since we moved to the new hospital in 2012.”

But what really sets Silver Cross apart from other businesses is its unique culture. “We treat our staff the same way we treat our patients – with warmth, compassion and understanding,” Ardis said. “We invest in our people providing market competitive rewards, offering development opportunities, and maintaining the skills of our staff needed to provide the leading edge and increasingly complex care our patients require.”

The hospital is a market leader in retirement and medical benefits and has a robust employee wellness program.

Winners of Herald News Reader’s Choice Awards were honored at a ceremony, Nov. 30 at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet and listed in the paper on Dec. 3. For more information about the hospital, a referral to a physician on staff at Silver Cross, apply for a job here.

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.