Dr. Arla Joins Sanitas Medical Group at Silver Cross Hospital
Internal Medicine physician relocates her practice within New Lenox
New Lenox, IL (Oct. 16, 2013)—Latha Arla-Polavarapu, D.O., experienced internal medicine physician, has joined Sanitas Medical Group—Jose Penaherrera, M.D.; Daniel Ramirez, M.D.; and Laura Scott, N.P. Sanitas Medical Group recently relocated to the new Silver Cross Hospital campus, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Arla, call (815) 727-4292. New patients welcome. Evening and Saturday appointments are available. Medicare and most insurance accepted. Complimentary valet parking and wheel chair assistance are available at Silver Cross Hospital.
Lockport resident walks again after near death accident with the help of physical therapy from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross in Homer Glen
New Lenox, IL (October 10, 2013) — On April 4, Shay Strickland’s life was dramatically turned upside down. While driving alone three blocks from her home, the 38-year-old lost control of her car. After her car hit a telephone pole, the vehicle rolled and her body went through the back windshield. Fortunately, she didn’t hit another car or person. But she was not wearing her seat belt, and suffered multiple critical injuries including bleeding on the brain, dislocated knee caps, torn knee ligaments, a cut-off artery in her right leg, three broken ribs, a collapsed lung and countless contusions. After multiple surgeries, her ability to ever walk again was bleak. However, as a result of 5 months of physical therapy in The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s (RIC) inpatient unit at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and at its outpatient facility in Homer Glen, the Lockport resident not only can stand and walk without a limp now, she can even drive a car.
“13 Lucky” Tips to Haunt Your Halloween
Silver Cross Offers Advice to Celebrate Holiday Safely
New Lenox, IL (October 9, 2013)— When we think of Halloween, we picture joyous times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and eat sweet treats. But whether you choose to be a ghost or a zombie, ghoul or witch, poor costume options and unsafe behavior can cause injury and haunt your “All Hallows' Eve,” so be sure to celebrate safely.
Vendor/Craft Fair Planned for Nov. 2 at Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet, IL (Oct. 2, 2013)--The Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons will hold its second annual Silver Crossings Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 am. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Free valet and shuttle bus service. Admission is also free. Strollers are welcome.
Esophageal Cancer Averted for Local Man with Outpatient Procedure at Silver Cross
Medical Director of Advanced Endoscopy Center Hosts Free Barrett’s Esophagus/Heartburn Program
New Lenox, IL (Oct. 4, 2013)—It was time for Leroy Potempa to have his routine colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy. The 67 year-old Minooka resident has lived with ulcerative colitis for years, so it wasn’t unusual when his gastroenterologist sent Potempa to Silver Cross Hospital for testing. It was during the outpatient procedure that Dr. Jeffrey Port noticed the tissue inside the lower section of Potempa’s esophagus—the swallowing tube that carries foods and liquids from the mouth to the stomach, was a different color. He performed a biopsy which confirmed Potempa had early stage cancer in the nodule and Barrett's esophagus around the nodule. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus.