Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in December
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 15, 2013)— Silver Cross will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid course Monday, Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn how to care for cuts, scrapes, bruise, burns, how to control bleeding, how to minimize the effects of shock, how to treat injuries to bones, muscles and joints: and caring for sudden illness including poison and heat and cold emergencies. This class is required for staff of day care homes and centers. Those who need CPR certification should also take AHA HeartSaver CPR. Fee is $45 and includes American Heart Association certification. Visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.
Silver Cross receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
Recognition of Hospital’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients
New Lenox, IL (November 14, 2013)- Silver Cross Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Silver Cross Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (November 12, 2013) —Tomasz Antkowiak, M.D., orthopedic surgery physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Antkowiak attended medical school at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA; and an orthopedic surgery – sports fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, CA. His office is located with Oak Orthopedics, 19552 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 469-3452.
Area Diabetics Attended Free Event at Silver Cross November 9
New Lenox, IL (November 11, 2013)-The Silver Cross Diabetes Center, one of the area’s first American Diabetes Association’s recognized quality comprehensive diabetes management program, welcomed more than 140 participants to the annual Diabetes Fall Festival on Saturday, November 9 at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Hospital Recognized as “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures”
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 8, 2013)—Silver Cross was recently named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Hospital is one of 35 in Illinois to be recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care patients. The announcement came with the recent release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report.