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Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in August

New Lenox, IL (July 19, 2012)— Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health will offer area women a complimentary 30 minute massage or facial following a screening mammogram for patients who call before September 15 to schedule an appointment. A physician’s order is required. Call (815) 300-7076. For a referral to a doctor, call the Silver Cross free Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) of visit www.silvercross.org

Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment

This screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. A 12-hour fast is required. Screening held at Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox; Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St.; and Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Cost is $40. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076.

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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in August

New Lenox, IL (July 19, 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, August 4 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.

AHA Heartsaver First Aid Class

Silver Cross will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid course Friday, August 3 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital; Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1A, 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 HeartSaver CPR. Fee is $45 and includes American Heart Association certification.  Visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.

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Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health offers Complimentary Massage/Facial with Mammogram

Joliet, IL (July 18, 2012) — The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health in New Lenox is offering a complimentary 30-minute massage or facial to patients who schedule a screening digital mammogram between July 25 and Sept. 27, 2012.  Spa services are performed by an experienced licensed massage therapist/esthetician. Call (815) 300-7076 before Sept. 15 to schedule an appointment with a doctor’s order.  Don’t have a doctor?  Call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit www.IMatter.silvercross.org for a free referral.massage-photo

Plus, through the Silver Cross  free I Matter™ program, Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health patients receive valuable discounts from local businesses just for getting their regular health screenings.  To learn more, visit www.IMatter.silvercross.org

What is digital Mammography? 

Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer. Digital mammograms are better at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts, or who are pre-or peri-menopausal. It provides physicians with a more accurate picture of the breast, allowing for quick and simple diagnosis.

The Center’s crown jewel is full field digital mammography—the latest breast cancer testing available. “At the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, we use only digital mammography technology to provide our patients with the best service and care,” says Marci Vasiliades, Manager of the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health. “Patients can bring their old films in and we will scan and transfer them to the digital format for easy comparison.”

Digital mammograms also simplify the procedure for women. Although compression of the breasts is still important when performing digital mammography, the compression paddles are warmer and more flexible, which ultimately provide women with a more comfortable experience.  Following the screening, women can call a 24-hour mammogram hotline to obtain their test results alleviating any anxiety.  

In addition, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is uniquely staffed with a Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN™).  “By having a Certified Breast Care Nurse working at the Center, we are able to offer our patients even more specialized and personalized care,” said Vasiliades. “This specialized nurse guides our patients through the next steps in their care.”

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Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments

Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (July 10, 2012) — Terence Beissel, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Beissel attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed a pediatrics residency at Loyola University in Maywood.  His office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park.  To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.
Sean Diamond, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Diamond attended medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood. He completed a pediatrics residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.  His office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park.  To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.
Felipe Gracias, M.D., board certified general surgery physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Gracias attended medical school at the University of Utah, School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. He completed a general surgery residency at Finch University Chicago Medical School in North Chicago and a surgical critical care fellowship at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, MI. His office is located with Pronger Smith Medical Care at 17495 S. LaGrange Rd., Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708)
226-7000.
Nasir Iqbal, M.D., board certified diagnostic radiology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Iqbal completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, and a MRI fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. His office is located with Associated Radiologists of Joliet at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 717-8478.
Sylvia Irizarry, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Irizarry attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed a residency at Loyola University in Maywood.  Her office is located with Pronger Smith Medical Care at 17495 S. LaGrange Rd., Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 226-7000.
Howard Kim, M.D., board certified clinical neurophysiology and neurology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Kim attended medical school at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.  He completed a neurology residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, OR. His office is located with Neuralwatch, LLC.
Ramon Manglano, M.D., board certified general surgery physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Manglano attended medical school at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of  Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a trauma surgery research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago/Cook County Hospital in Chicago. His office is located with Pronger Smith Medical Care at 17495 S. LaGrange Rd., Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 226-7000.
Shanti Nair, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Nair completed a residency at Michael Reese Hospital Medical Center in Chicago.  Her office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park.  To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.
Robert Rojas, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Rojas attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed a pediatrics residency at Loyola University in Maywood.  His office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.
Robyn Vargo, D.O., board certified orthopedic surgery physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Vargo attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH.  She completed an orthopedic surgery residency at South Pointe Hospital in Cleveland, OH and an adult reconstructive foot and ankle fellowship at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Her office is located with Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates at 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 200, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 462-3474.
For more information about these physicians, visit www.silvercross.org or call the Silver Cross Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff provide care to patients in the southwest suburbs. These specialized and highly trained physicians are not employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They determine independently, based on their training and experience, the appropriate medical care for each patient. Their services are separate from the charges for hospital facilities and support staff and are billed separately by the physician or medical group with which the physician is affiliated.
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New Lenox, IL (July 10, 2012) —Terence Beissel, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Beissel attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed a pediatrics residency at Loyola University in Maywood.  His office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park.  To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.              

Sean Diamond, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Diamond attended medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood. He completed a pediatrics residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.  His office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park.  To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.  

Felipe Gracias, M.D., board certified general surgery physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Gracias attended medical school at the University of Utah, School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. He completed a general surgery residency at Finch University Chicago Medical School in North Chicago and a surgical critical care fellowship at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, MI. His office is located with Pronger Smith Medical Care at 17495 S. LaGrange Rd., Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708)226-7000.

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Advancements in Hysterectomies

Silver Cross offers a free discussion on the improvements of hysterectomy with robotic surgery

New Lenox, IL (July 16, 2012) Cesarean section childbirth is the most common surgery among women in the United States. Know what number two is? It’s a hysterectomy. But today’s hysterectomy is very different from hysterectomy procedures commonly performed during your mother’s and grandmother’s generations.

A partial hysterectomy removes the upper part of the uterus. A total hysterectomy removes the entire uterus and cervix. A radical hysterectomy, most often performed in cancer cases, removes the entire uterus, cervix and the upper portion of the vagina. And, depending on your specific circumstances, you may not be subject to a traditional surgical hysterectomy. Today’s technological advancements in the field of medicine allow for a much less invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy and procedures using the DaVinci robotic surgical system. 

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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.