Published on March 24, 2020

Please Note - Visitor Restrictions and Screening

In an effort to keep all patients, visitors and employees safe, the hospital has implemented visitor restrictions. Until further notice, visitation is restricted throughout the entire Silver Cross Hospital campus – including the main hospital, cancer center, and emergency department.

Limited exceptions will be made to this policy. Potential visitors should call the hospital’s main number at (815) 300-1100 ahead to determine if they will be allowed to visit.

Those approved for a visit will be screened at the four main entrance points to the hospital – main entrance, Emergency Department, Pavilion A and B, and the Cancer Center. Screenings will include answering questions regarding possible symptoms and exposure, and having your temperature taken.

The screening and access to the main hospital building will be Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. This process will be in place until further notice.

Patients and family members are encouraged to connect with family and friends by their individual mobile and internet-connected devices. For more information, see updated visitor policy.

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.