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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in December

Joliet, IL (November 19, 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 chocking. The class will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 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.

Collecting & Storing Umbilical Cord Blood
If you are considering whether or not to collect your baby’s umbilical cord blood, join Dr. Charles Rubin, pediatric hematologist, to learn how the blood can later be used to fight childhood cancer. This free program will be held at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox on Monday, Dec. 6 from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. To register to attend, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.imatter.silvercross.org.

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 on Wednesday, Dec. 1. This free program will be held 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.

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).

Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a common spinal problem associated with leg, buttock, groin and back pain in people over age 50. Dr. Tom Hurley, neurosurgeon, will discuss treatment options available for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. To register for this free program, please call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org.

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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