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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in October

New Lenox, IL (September 25, 2012)— Silver Cross Hospital provides 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, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center room 2A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.

Beyond the Pink Ribbon

Today, one out of every eight American women will develop breast cancer sometime during her life. More than 40,000 women in the United States will die this year from the disease; more than 2,000 of them will be from Illinois according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Join local experts Anne McCall, M.D. and Sunil Narula, M.D., from the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital for an informative discussion on risk factors, early detection and new drug therapies. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for free mammograms. This free event will be on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Room, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register by visiting www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Big Decisions, Small Incisions

If you are considering a hysterectomy, learn why daVinci surgery may be your best treatment option.  Join Dr. Nahla Merhi on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital; Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1AB, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. She will discuss the latest innovative procedures to help relieve chronic pain from your reproductive system and get you back on your feet quickly. Register for this free lecture by visiting www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Looking to lose weight? 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 on Wednesdays , October 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. 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). 

Testosterone in Men: The Truths & Myths

Join Dr. Ernesto Tan, urologist, for a discussion about testosterone deficiency and the impact it has on the quality of life in men 40 and older on Monday, October 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Room, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register for this free lecture by visiting www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

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).

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