Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in September
Joliet, IL (August 15, 2011)— Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. If you are not sure if you are at risk for heart disease, now is the time to find out with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment held in the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute at Silver Cross Hospital, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet, 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. 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. Cost is $40. Individuals who call (815) 740-7076 before Sept. 30 to schedule a Baseline Cardiovascular Risk Assessment will receive a complimentary sample box of chocolates from Dan’s Candies in Joliet. Just mention CHOCOLATE when scheduling your appointment.
Heal Those Heels & Regain Your Step
Free plantar fasciitis lecture Aug. 24 and screening Aug. 31
Joliet, IL (August 15, 2011)— Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by overuse of the heel of the foot. This condition is a common problem that can cause nagging pain in the heel of the foot. In fact, heel pain affects nearly two million Americans each year. The most common complaint from plantar fasciitis is a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot.
Physicians at Silver Cross Rank Among “Top Doctors” On U.S. News Media Group’s List
Joliet, IL (August 11, 2011) – Silver Cross Hospital announced today that 14 physicians on the hospital’s Medical Staff were included among U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors, a peer-nominated list.
Silver Cross’ New Lenox hospital on track for February opening
NEW LENOX — The new Silver Cross Hospital complex at Route 6 and Interstate 355 is already turning away potential patients.
People are showing up at the emergency room door, even though the hospital won’t officially open until Feb. 26, said Ruth Colby, senior vice president of business development.
Silver Cross Celebrates Annual World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
Joliet, IL (August 9, 2011)— In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, Silver Cross Hospital Lactation Consultants and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) raised awareness for breastfeeding during the annual World Breastfeeding Celebration. An informative display was available on August 4 in the Birthing Center Lobby at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. One of Silver Cross Hospital’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants answered questions and provided information to hospital visitors and staff members who visited the booth.