Silver Cross Hospital Performs over 100 Laparoscopic Surgeries in 6 months using the Most Sophisticated da Vinci Robot
New Lenox, IL (October 17, 2012)—When the new Silver Cross Hospital opened earlier this year, they debuted the da Vinci Si™ Robot, which is the most advanced robotic-assisted technology available today. The robot, known at Silver Cross as Mia, which stands for minimally invasive approach, has been used by surgeons on staff at the New Lenox hospital to perform more than 100 robotic surgeries in the past six months.
Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (October 10, 2012) — Ahmed Abdelsalam, M.D., board certified ophthalmology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Abdelsalam completed an internal medicine residency and an ophthalmology residency at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. His office is located with Chicagoland Retinal Consultants, LLC at 7808 W. College Dr., 3SW, Palos Heights. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 671-1009.
The Ginny Wilhelm Foundation Delivers Teddy Bears for Pediatric Unit at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (October 9, 2012)— To comfort sick children, members from The Ginny Wilhelm Foundation, delivered 19 Gund Teddy Bears to the Foundation Office at Silver Cross Hospital. Donn and Linda Peterson from The Ginny Wilhelm Foundation dropped off the comforting stuffed toys to the hospital on September 28.
Wrapped in Prayer
Local women brings comfort to patients at Silver Cross with handmade shawls and blankets
New Lenox, IL (October 5, 2012)—Five years ago, a group of ladies from United Methodist Church in New Lenox started getting together twice each month to crochet and knit shawls. They begin each meeting with a prayer, and continued to recite blessings as they stitched. After the shawls and blankets were complete, they would gather together in a prayer of comfort, strength and peace that comes from God; hoping that whoever received this gift would feel strengthened by this blessing.
Silver Cross Simulates Emergency Department Setting to Educate Teens on the Dangers of Drunk and Distracted Driving
Joliet, IL (October 3, 2012) — High School students witnessed the dangers of drunk driving at the “Road to Reality” program at Lincoln-Way Central High School on September 25, 2012. With the help of live actors, the impact of drunk driving unfolded before the students’ eyes as they witnessed a series of live scenes depicting students drinking at a party, a motor vehicle crash, a simulated hospital Emergency Department, and ultimately an appearance before a judge.