Silver Cross Hospital Honors 500 Club Volunteers
New Lenox, IL (August 7, 2012)—At a recent luncheon Silver Cross Hospital honored members of the 500 Club Volunteers who graciously donated 500 or more hours of their time in a 12 month period by working in various departments within Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Offers Support Groups in August
New Lenox, IL (July 20, 2012)— Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery hosts a free Bariatric Support Group for individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, August 30 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register to attend.
Bipolar Disease Support Group
Silver Cross Hospital will host a free Bipolar Disease Support Group for individuals and family members coping with bipolar disease on Tuesdays, August 14 and 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center 2A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants should call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.”