Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments
Joliet, IL (September 19, 2011) — Maria I. Onagan V., M.D., pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Onagan completed a pediatrics residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. Her office is located with Joliet Pediatrics & Family Care, 1721 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 741-8888.
Top Ten Halloween Safety Tips For Families
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Advice To Celebrate The Holiday Safely
Joliet, IL (October 18, 2011)— When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o'-lanterns glowing in house windows, and buckets brimming with candy and treats. Experts warn, however, that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards. Keep these ten reminders in mind to make sure that your kids have a safe Halloween.
Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in October
Joliet, IL (September 16, 2011)— Silver Cross Hospital is offering 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 will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Cost is $60 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.
Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in October
Joliet, IL (September 16, 2011)— Silver Cross offers an array of classes to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s beautiful birthing suites. For more information or to register for one or more Childbirth Classes, visit www.silvercross/specialdeliveries.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Local Woman Gains New Outlook on Life after Losing 166 Pounds with Weight Loss Surgery at Silver Cross
Joliet, IL (September 15, 2011) —In order to deal with stress, for decades Anita Thomas overate which led to weighing over 400 pounds and having to use a walker and cane to move around. “One day I looked into the mirror and something just clicked in my head,” said 67 year old Thomas. “I was so disgusted with my weight and wanted to become healthier so I could be around to spend time with my four children and three grandchildren.” Fortunately, Thomas’ health has greatly improved since she lost over 166 pounds after her REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital in 2009. As Thomas began losing weight, her outlook on life dramatically changed. “Now I am motivated to live and I look forward to enjoying every day.”