Heart Patient in the Family?
Silver Cross New Cardiac Cath Lab Offers Heart Patients Streamlined Care/Advanced Technology
Joliet, IL (February 1, 2012)-- Since February is designated as American Heart month, Silver Cross is excited to offer heart patients a wide variety of cardiac services at the new Hospital opening Feb. 26 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox.
The new Silver Cross Cardiac Cath Lab is located on the Procedural Care Unit (PCU) offering streamlined care and advanced technology. The PCU is the consolidation of surgery, interventional cardiology and radiology, and endoscopy procedures into one integrated area—the Procedural Care Unit (PCU). Located on the second floor of the replacement hospital, each of these areas is conveniently adjacent to the PCU Family Lounge and also many private pre/post procedural rooms. The PCU has been designed for flexibility, operational efficiencies, and advanced technology.
In addition, the Cardiac Cath Lab is equipped with a new Philips Angiography System, offering the latest innovations in diagnostic and interventional cardiac care for patients with coronary artery disease. “This minimally invasive approach to cardiac care allows for quicker healing for patients, many of whom can go home the same day of their procedure,” says Brendan Casey, Manager of Cardiology and Interventional Radiology at Silver Cross Hospital. “Our cardiologists on staff are experts in balloon angioplasty & stenting techniques, helping to restore critical blood flow to the chambers of the heart.”
Further, Silver Cross Hospital offers a wide range of cardiac services. We are proud to have the following distinctions:
- Certification from the Society of Chest Pain Centers
- A Cardiac Rehab program that is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR)
- Diagnostic echocardiography program certified by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL)
February is Heart Month – Take Care of Your Heart with a Screening
Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease—the number one leading killer of both men and women? Now is the time to find out with a heart screening called a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment. This screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. A 12- hour fast is required. Cost is $40. The screening is offered at either the Silver Cross Health Center at 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen or the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076.