After Your Visit
Going home is an important milestone! Once you leave Silver Cross Hospital, it’s a good idea to understand how the MySilverCross patient portal works and how to access your medical records. And, if you or a loved one needs additional care at home or support, Silver Cross has many services to meet your needs.
Lifeline Medical Alert Program
The Lifeline program provides medical alert services for millions of people age 65 or older to preserve independence and quality of life. By simply touching the Personal Help Button on a small device worn by the homeowner, a Lifeline representative immediately responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year connecting the senior with the necessary help whether it be emergency services or a family member or friend.
If you need Lifeline services, call the Volunteer Services Office at (815) 300-7630.
At Silver Cross, our support groups bring together people with similar experiences, such as facing breast cancer, surviving stroke or losing a child.
If you need rehabilitation services after your hospital stay, you’ll be glad to know that Silver Cross Hospital has partnered with the world-renowned Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) for a full menu of rehabilitation care.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is world-renowned for both its clinical excellence as demonstrated by its ranking as the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991, as well as its innovative research programs in the areas of neural engineering, bionic medicine and robotics.
Nominate Your Nurse for a DAISY Award
The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say "thank you" to nurses in a public way. Please say thank you by sharing your very detailed story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!