Silver Cross Offers Support Groups in September
New Lenox, IL (August 17, 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 a clothing exchange on Wednesday, September 26 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.
Silver Cross Celebrates Annual World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
New Lenox, IL (August 16, 2012)— 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 Week Celebration. An informative display was available on August 1 in the Women & Infant Services Birthing Center Lobby at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Silver Cross Hospital’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants answered questions and provided information to hospital visitors and staff members who visited the display.
Silver Cross Employees Walk to Raise Funds for Will-Grundy Medical Clinic
New Lenox, IL (August 16, 2012) — Employees from Silver Cross Hospital participated in the Fifth Annual Step Up… Care Now! 5K Walk-Run for the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic (WGMC) on June 2 at Joliet Junior College. In total, the event raised over $17,400 in much-needed funds to support the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic which has provided free medical and dental services to uninsured and underinsured area residents for nearly 25 years.
Silver Cross Health Center Awarded "Starry Night" Award for Preservation of the Night Sky
New Lenox, IL (August 14, 2012)—Recently, Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen was honored with the “Starry Night” award by the Village of Homer Glen. The International Dark Sky Association recognized the Village of Homer Glen as the 4th International Dark Sky Community in the world and the first municipality in the State of Illinois to be awarded this designation. The Village of Homer Glen received this award for its “exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies.”
The Barnes Foundation Announces “Cocktails for a Cause”
The Barnes Foundation is excited to announce our fourth annual signature fundraising event,
“Cocktails for a Cause.” Proceeds from this event will benefit The University of Chicago Medicine
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
“The Barnes Foundation is passionate about supporting the new Comprehensive Cancer Center,”
said Barnes Foundation President Amy Gollan. “This facility will be able to connect people right
in our own community with cutting-edge technology and treatment that is typically only available
in a big city. Having witnessed a close family member’s battle with cancer, I know how grueling
and stressful traveling to receive treatments can be. This new state-of-the-art center will make
cancer treatment an easier and more positive experience.”