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Myths & Realities of Aging

Internal Medicine/Geriatrics physician shares tips May 8 at Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (May 1, 2013)—Think you know the facts about growing older? Think again! Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatric physician, will share helpful information about what is fact and what is fiction and how you can live well into your golden years. This free program will be held Wednesday, May 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Light refreshments served. Register to attend at or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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Alleviating Ankle Pain and Arthritis

Dr. Robyn Vargo hosts free Total Ankle Replacement talk May 7 at Silver Cross

New Lenox, IL (April 30, 2013)—Ankle arthritis can be caused by a prior injury, wear and tear, deformity or acute inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis or infection.  When an ankle is injured, it is susceptible to many debilitating conditions such as increased inflammation in the joint and arthritis. Infections of the ankle joint can cause damage to the cartilage cells, restricting the ability to regenerate and eventually causing permanent damage to the joint.  Genetic pre-disposition to arthritis is not well understood but affects some individuals uniquely, causing their joints to wear out faster than others.

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Silver Cross Honors Physicians for Milestone Years of Service

New Lenox, IL (May 3, 2013)—Silver Cross Hospital honored members of the Silver Cross Medical Staff with 20 or more years of service on April 25.  Physicians receiving awards included:

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Oncoplastic Breast Surgery – Oh My, How Breast Cancer Treatment has Changed!

Silver Cross offers free lecture on revolutionary Oncoplastic Surgery & Current Developments in Surgery for Breast Cancer

New Lenox, IL (April 30, 2013) — Silver Cross Hospitalis now performing another revolutionary procedure - oncoplastic breast surgery, which combines the latest plastic surgery techniques with breast surgical oncology. Increased understanding of breast cancer has led to a period of rapid advancement in treatment options, and surgical options are being broadened, refined and improved. 


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Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

23 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide

New Lenox, IL (April 29, 2013)—Silver Cross recently recognized 39 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction for 2012.

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  • Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments

  • Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Joliet’s Lebanon Baptist District Association

  • Silver Cross Hospital earns MAPP’s 2015 Gold Award for Employee Wellness Program


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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.