Published on March 01, 2022

New Visitor Policy Now in Effect at Silver Cross Hospital

As COVID-19 numbers continue to decline in Will County, Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox is pleased to announce it has revised its visitor policy effective Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. 

Beginning today, all NON-COVID Adult Inpatient Nursing Unit patients, Intensive Care Unit patients and Emergency Department patients (New Lenox and Homer Glen) will be permitted two adult visitors per day. These visitors can change each day but cannot switch during the day. 

Patients in Pediatrics may have two visitors who must be parents or guardians. 

Procedural Care patients may have two designated visitors in the Procedural Care Waiting Lounge during the procedure. 

Labor/Delivery and the Neonatal Unit may have two designated visitors throughout the duration of a patient’s stay. These visitors can change each day but cannot switch during the day. 

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

Permitted visitors (as described above) must screen negative for COVID-19 and remain masked AT ALL TIMES. Visitors under the age of 16 years are not permitted. Exceptions may be made for end-of-life scenarios and other limited instances, such as the mental health of our patients. 

These restrictions will be in place until further notice for the safety of our patients, staff and community. 

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

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.