Published on January 31, 2022

Silver Cross Hospital Updates Visitor Policy as COVID-19 Cases Decline

As COVID-19 numbers continue to decline in Will County and at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Silver Cross is pleased to announce it has revised its visitor policy effective Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. 

Beginning today, all NON-COVID Inpatient Nursing Unit patients and Emergency Department patients will be permitted one designated visitor throughout the duration of the patient’s stay. Pediatric patients ages 17 and under in the Emergency Department are allowed two designated visitors throughout the duration of the patient’s stay. 

Patients in Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery and the Newborn Nursery may have two designated visitors throughout the duration of a patient’s stay. 

Outpatients may have one designated visitor permitted during a patient’s outpatient testing or procedure. If the patient is admitted to the hospital, one designated visitor will be permitted for the duration of the patient’s stay. 

Special exceptions may be made by unit managers or a designee based on patient presentation or other needs such as end-of-life care. 

The updated policy will be in place until further notice for the safety of our patients, staff and community. 

Permitted visitors must screen negative and remain masked AT ALL TIMES. Visitors under the age of 16 years are not permitted. 

For more information on the updated visitor policy at Silver Cross, please visit

For more information about the hospital’s COVID-19 patient population, visit the daily dashboard, updated Monday through Friday.


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.