Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in May
New Lenox, IL (April 17, 2013)— Silver Cross offers free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.
Calcium Artery Scoring
Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and the Silver Cross Health Center—Homer Glen offers a quick and painless test using a high speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55 who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. This scan is available for $200. Call (815) 300-7076 for an appointment.
Discounted Mammography Screenings
During May, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is offering digital screening mammograms for just $100 for those who prefer to pay at time of appointment; otherwise insurance will be billed. Patients can also choose to have a one-hour massage performed by a licensed massage therapist immediately following their appointments for $50. In addition, patients will receive a free I Matter™ reward card for valuable discounts at over 50 local businesses. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram and massage, call (815) 300-7076 before May 31, 2013 and mention MOM’S MAMMO. A doctor’s order is required for the mammogram. Don’t have a doctor? Call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit www.IMatter.silvercross.org for a free referral.
Incontinence Risk Assessment
Bladder control issues are not a normal part of aging and they are not something women should have to live with. Take control of your pelvic health by completing a Sliver Cross Hospital’s short quiz at www.silvercross.org to find out if it is time you reached out for help.
Pediatric Speech Screenings
In recognition of Better Speech and Hearing Month, speech pathologists will offer free 15 minute pediatric speech/language screenings throughout the month of May at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 815-300-7110 and mention “SPEECH” to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 West 143rd St., Homer Glen. To register, call (877) 694-7722. The screenings are free and available for children and adults.
Skin Cancer Screenings
In recognition of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, dermatologists on staff at Silver Cross Hospital will be offering free full-body skin cancer screenings on Thursday, May 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. with Dr. Frank Tobin; Thursday, May 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. with Dr. Frank Neubauer; and Thursday, May 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. with Dr. Gregory Bezanis. Screenings will be held in the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org.
Sleep Disorders Assessment
Having trouble sleeping? Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center now offers a free online risk assessment at www.silvercross.org/sleepdisorderscenter.
Stroke Risk Assessment
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Find out if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring by taking the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute’s free stroke risk assessment at www.silvercross.org/neuro.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).