Thousands Attended Housewarming Party for new Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet, IL (February 24, 2012)— Over 8,600 area residents attended the Grand Opening Housewarming Party for the new Silver Cross Hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, on February 12.
Ready for the Big Move: Transporting Patients to the New Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet, IL (Feb. 17, 2012)—Before the walls of the new hospital were even enclosed, Silver Cross leadership was busy planning for a safe and efficient patient move to the new campus. Over the past several months staff has been moving in equipment and becoming orientated to the new facility so that everyone is ready to provide 100 Top Care when the new Silver Cross Hospital officially opens on Sunday, Feb. 26. Beginning at 7 a.m., all patients will be moved in one day by ambulance along Route 6 from the Joliet to the New Lenox campus at I-355 and Route 6.
Silver Cross Prepares for Opening of New Hospital by Simulating “Day in the Life” Scenarios
Joliet residents LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Serve as the 1st Official Patients
Joliet, IL (February 16, 2012)— In preparation for the opening of the new Silver Cross, staff simulated several “Day in the Life” scenarios at the new hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox on Feb. 8.
Hundreds celebrate opening of new hospital at the Silver Cross Illumination Gala
Over 1,100 friends of Silver Cross Hospital attended the Silver Cross Illumination Gala on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. As guests arrived for this event of a lifetime they were treated to an amazing new type of light show with video mapping on the hospital that was seen from the interstate highway. The Illumination Gala was an unforgettable evening of dining, dancing, music and entertainment, all in celebration of the historic opening of the new Silver Cross Hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox.
Silver Cross Physician Performs Innovative Surgery
Dr. Kamran Ayub performs area’s first specialized Sphincter of Oddi Manometry procedure
Joliet, IL (February 9, 2012)— The Sphincter of Oddi is a muscle valve that controls the flow of digestive juices (which includes bile and pancreatic juice) through ducts from the liver and pancreas into the small intestine. When it’s working properly, the Sphincter of Oddi opens to allow bile and pancreatic juice to flow through and then closes again. However, in a condition called Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, the sphincter muscle does not open when it should and goes into spasm. This prevents the bile and pancreatic juice from flowing through and causes a backup of digestive juices which can cause bouts of severe pain in the abdomen.