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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in November

Joliet, IL (October 22, 2010)— Silver Cross Hospital is offering an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. The class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Cost is $60 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.

Exploring Kidney Transplantation
University of Chicago Kidney Transplant physicians and coordinators will provide detailed information about the kidney transplant process as an alternative to dialysis. This free program will be hosted on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet.  To register to attend, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org. Registration is mandatory.

Heartsaver CPR and AED Class
Silver Cross will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR and AED course Monday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet.  Participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, rescue from choking, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).  Fee is $45 and includes American Heart Association certification.  Visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.

Freedom from Smoking
Silver Cross Hospital in conjunction with the American Lung Association and the Coalition Toward a Tobacco-Free Will County offers education and support to ensure that remaining smoke free will become a permanent lifestyle choice. A Freedom from Smoking 5-week workshop will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. To register to attend, call (815) 727-8769.

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? The program is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Specialty Care Pavilion on the Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band™ gastric band systems, find out who is a candidate for the procedure, and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Making It Through Menopause
Dr. Nicole Gress, obstetrician/gynecologist, will host an intimate conversation about menopause. She will discuss the myths of menopause and treatment options available, including hormone replacement therapy, to help women conquer menopause successfully. This free program will be held on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. To register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.imattersilvercross.org.

Problems Getting Pregnant?
Dr. David Cohen, reproductive endocrinologist with University of Chicago, will host a discussion on the various treament options available for couples coping with infertility.  This free program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6 :30 to7 :30 p.m. at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Visit www.imatter.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.

Stop Sports Injuries: Keeping Kids In The Game for Life
Dr. Jason Hurbanek, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the prevention and treatment of the most common injuries in children playing baseball, basketball, football, soccer and other sports. This free program will be on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet. To register to attend, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org.

Take Heart—You’ve Got Control!
Dr. Kathleen Drinan, cardiologist, will share how heart disease is different in women than men and teach participants how to stay heart attack-free.  This free program will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Visit www.imatter.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register to attend.

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 the last six consecutive years and a one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction is underway to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 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).

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