Specialty Care for Children
When your child is ill or injured, you want expert care close by. At Silver Cross Hospital, that's exactly what you'll find.
Silver Cross is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health with having an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. This recognition formally identifies Silver Cross as a hospital that provides the necessary resources and capabilities to address the emergency needs of critically ill and injured children. With this recognition, Silver Cross ensures the community that the hospital has a skilled staff, as well as state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and supplies that are needed to provide a positive life-saving experience for our pediatric patients.
What's more, Silver Cross has a partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, offering expert care 24/7.
Board-certified Lurie Children's pediatric specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Silver Cross Hospital to help children of all ages including newborns. These specialists work in partnership with your child's regular pediatrician to provide the best possible care.
The pediatric unit located on the 4th floor of Silver Cross Silver Hospital is licensed for 8 beds. Some procedures can be performed at the bedside, in these large private rooms.
Each pediatric room has wireless internet, 30” flat screen TV system, and family-friendly décor with decorative colored lighting that can be controlled by the patient. There is also a comfortable sofa-sleeper so parents can stay around the clock to support their child and be involved in the plan of care. A multi-purpose room is also available for education and family time.
The unit includes two pediatric high visibility rooms that are located directly across from the nurse’s station. The rooms have a video-monitoring feature for safety, especially when the parents are unable to be at the bedside. There are multiple sets of secured doors that are used in conjunction with a security system for infant/child protection.