Residents of Will County take advantage of a comprehensive and award-winning healthcare system. A variety of medical, dental and chiropractic centers, private physician offices, and pediatric, obstetric, podiatric and optometric care facilities are located within the immediate area.
Residents also have access to numerous non-traditional healthcare professionals who provide services including chiropractic treatment, acupuncture and holistic medicine. Will County residents are fortunate to have access to two outstanding medical institutions committed to improving the health of the community: Silver Cross Hospital and Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. Several reputable nursing homes are also available in the immediate area.
SILVER CROSS HOSPITAL
Founded in 1895, Silver Cross has evolved from a 33-bed not-for-profit hospital into a world-class healthcare network serving Will County with over 400 physicians, 1,600 employees and more than 550 volunteers. Silver Cross Hospital is currently licensed for 297 beds, and is home to an emergency department designated as a Level II Trauma Center, a state-of-the-art birthing center, a new Specialty Care Pavilion with an innovative cardiovascular institute and is the largest provider of dialysis services in Will and Grundy counties.
Partnerships with Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch and Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute have expanded Silver Cross services to the community.
Silver Cross Hospital offers expert and convenient diagnostic testing and treatment in a variety of specialty care areas. Many of these services are available on an inpatient and outpatient basis including cardiovascular care, home healthcare, physical rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, dialysis, behavioral health services, maternal and child care, surgery, emergency care, wound and continence care and intensive care.
Over the last decade, Silver Cross has invested over $130 million in new facilities and technology including the new Specialty Care Pavilion, home of the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute. Recently, the hospital redesigned its John and Hazel Francis Pavilion entrance to enable patients to drive right up under a canopy and immediately be assisted.
The hospital recently added a new 35-bed patient care unit, which features 289 square foot private rooms with a separate desk area with a connection for a laptop computer and phone and a comfortable pull-out bed so a patient’s loved one can stay overnight. The hospital has also doubled the size of its emergency department.
At Silver Cross Hospital, quality care and patient satisfaction are of utmost importance.
PROVENA SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center provides many advanced healthcare services typically found in a university hospital setting. Through a partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center is the only provider of neurosurgical services in the Will-Grundy region. The Saint Joseph Heart Center is an entire floor solely dedicated to the treatment of the heart and centered on the area’s only open-heart surgery program, offering patients an advanced level of cardiac care that’s unprecedented anywhere in the region.
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center is presently undergoing a major renovation and construction project that will result in a new eight-story patient tower and all private patient rooms, as well as many special amenities that will create an environment expressly designed to promote family-centered care and enhance clinical outcomes. In addition, the 517-bed Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center serves the community’s wide-range of healthcare needs through its Sister Theresa Cancer Care Center, Level II Emergency/Trauma Center, Family Birthing Suites, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health Services, Sleep Disorder Center and Retina Center.
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center has been part of the Joliet community for more than 120 years and continues to carry out the mission of its dedicated founding Sisters and set the highest standards of medical care for the community.