Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in August
New Lenox, IL (July 19, 2012)— Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health will offer area women a complimentary 30 minute massage or facial following a screening mammogram for patients who call before September 15 to schedule an appointment. A physician’s order is required. Call (815) 300-7076. For a referral to a doctor, call the Silver Cross free Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) of visit www.silvercross.org
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. Screening held at Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox; Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St.; and Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $40. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076.
Blood Pressure Check
Silver Cross will offer 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.
Rep. Durkin & Senator Radogno Senior Health Fair
Silver Cross Hospital will be performing blood pressure checks and distributing free colon cancer screening kits Wednesday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Lemont Park District, CORE Fitness Center, 16028 127th Street, Lemont. No appointment necessary. For more information, call (815) 464-9908.
Dr. Anthony Rinella, spine surgeon, will offer free scoliosis screenings Fridays in Aug. 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.
Senior Resource Expo
Senior Services Center of Will County will host its 4th Annual Senior Resource Expo on Wednesday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richland Grade School located at 1919 Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill. Silver Cross Hospital will be free performing pulse oximetry screenings and distributing colon cancer screening kits. For more information, call (815) 723-9713.
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; one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently 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).