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County Executive Denise Winfrey gives blood at the annual Will County employees’ blood drive on Thursday.

Pritzker launches new awareness campaign encouraging face coverings

In an effort to get everyone in Illinois on board with the importance of wearing face coverings in public, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launching a new $5 million awareness campaign.

July is African-American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

PRNewswire - Black or African-American patients only have a 23% chance of finding a match compared to a 77% chance for White patients. For too long, the Black/African-American community has sought a cure for sickle cell anemia, leukemia and other ...

Contract tracing underway in Will County

The Will County Health Department began ramping up its contact tracing pro-gram for COVID-19 earlier this week utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases. As part of Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, ...

Silver Cross opens occupational health center

Silver Cross Hospital officials have announced the opening of Silver Cross Occupational Health, a program designed to keep employers and employees well, and build a healthy business climate within the community.

Contract tracing kicks into high gear Monday

The Will County Health Department will be ramping up its contact tracing program for COVID-19 on Monday utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases.

Will COVID-19 Shorten The Careers of Some Healthcare Providers

Across the country, COVID-19 has taken a toll, both physical and mental, on health professionals, and it's not just limited to doctors and nurses who work in hospitals. Even in private doctor's offices, dental offices, and other facilities, health workers ...

The impact of COVID-19 in the Black Community: Let’s not put our health at risk

Washington, D.C., city attorney George Valentine was Black, brilliant, and fit. But after contracting COVID-19, he became so weak, he had trouble moving and even speaking. When it got to the point where he could barely breathe, George called an ...

Silver Cross Urgent Care Center Now Open on New Lenox Campus

Silver Cross Urgent Care in New Lenox has officially opened its doors. The new center is located in Pavilion D, 1851 Silver Cross Blvd., on the west side of Silver Cross Hospital’s New Lenox campus, and is open for care ...

Silver Cross Hospital names new VP, chief information officer

Silver Cross Hospital has promoted Administrative Director of Applications and Performance Management Teresa Andrea to the position of Vice President, Chief Information Officer, effective June 30.

Nurses continue to strike for fair wages from AMITA

Nurses represented by the Illinois Nurses Association who work at AMITA St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Joliet, spent the past four days on the picket lines after going on strike July 4. The nurses have continued to picket along the ...

Survey about avoiding Coronavirus for Will Co. residents

WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS, join your community in protecting each other against COVID-19, a virus that has caused significant global burdens.

Local communities prepare to reopen

From Joliet to Lockport to Plainfield, communities are gearing up for a big weekend as more businesses are set to reopen or expand operations and larger groups of people will be allowed to gather. All four regions of the state ...

Silver Cross community benefit more than $39 Million

thetimesweekly.com Silver Cross Hospital’s community benefit totaled over $39 million in fiscal year (FY) 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019). Included in the hospital’s community benefit was more than $7.6 million in charity care (at cost) in which Silver Cross ...

County Health brings public covid-19 testing to Bolingbrook

The WCHD (Will County Health Department) CHC (Community Health Center) Mobile Medical Unit will be offering FREE COVID-19 TESTING to Northern and Eastern Will County, for everyone, starting in mid-June.