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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in September

Joliet, IL (August 16, 2011)— Silver Cross Hospital is offering an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. Participants will learn one and two person infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from chocking. The  class will be held on Saturday, September 10 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.

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. Freedom from Smoking is a 5-week workshop and will be held on Saturdays, September 24 to November 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at  Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Cost is $25 and includes Participants also receive a free 6-week supply of either the nicotine patch or the lozenge.  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 5:45 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).

Re-Shaping “The Girls”
Dr. Roxane Sylora, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will discuss cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. This free “girls only” program will be held at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox,  on Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.imatter.silvercross.org to register.

Signature Custom Knee Replacement
Dr. Anuj Puppala, orthopedic surgeon, will present information on state-of-the art knee replacement procedures. This free lecture will be held on Monday, September 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. To register, 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 seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun 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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