Nurse Loses 112 Pounds after Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery at Silver Cross makes Minooka woman happiest ever in her life
New Lenox, IL (May 14, 2014) — After weighing over 274 pounds for years, Natalie Thompson, a registered nurse, suffered from severe joint pain. Her pain became so unbearable she even went to a rheumatologist to see if she had an autoimmune disease. “My weight problem hit me right in the face during my appointment with the rheumatologist,” said 35-year-old Natalie Thompson. “I thought she was going to discover that I had some form of arthritis. Instead, the solution was less complicated. She told me that my weight was causing my joint pain and I needed to lose a lot of weight.” And now Thompson’s joint pain is gone after losing 112 pounds in 14 months as a result of her weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (May 13, 2014) — John Burke, M.D., cardiac electrophysiology and board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Burke attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago; and a cardiology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. His office is located with The Cardiology Group at 4400 W. 95th Street, Suite 306, Oak Lawn. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 346-5562.
Silver Cross Honors Physicians for Milestone Years of Service
New Lenox, IL (May 8, 2014)—Silver Cross Hospital honored members of the Silver Cross Medical Staff with 20 or more milestone years of service on April 24. Physicians receiving awards included:
It’s Thumbs Down for Thumb Pain
New Lenox, IL (May 6, 2014)-Is all of that texting and tweeting causing pain in your thumb? The health of your thumb is important as it is the only digit we can oppose with when grasping items. Rarely do we handle items with the four fingers alone. Whether it is DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, Basal Joint Arthritis, or Trigger Thumb, it deserves special attention.
Silver Cross Saves Man’s Life after Suffering a Stroke on Manhattan Jobsite
May is National Stroke Awareness Month
New Lenox, IL (May 5, 2014)—It was the day after a tornado swept through Manhattan, IL last November. Vince Walsh, a construction chief specializing in pipeline work, was holding a meeting in the field when it felt like someone had punched him between his shoulder blades and neck. A warm feeling quickly rushed through his head. His vision became blurry. Walsh felt nauseous. Luckily, someone called 911.