Silver Cross Employees Raise Nearly $6,000 for Bowl for Kid’s Sake Campaign
Joliet, IL (April 27, 2012) — For the tenth consecutive year, 10 teams of employees from Silver Cross Hospital raised $5,984 and participated in the Bowl for Kids Sake campaign, which is largest national fundraising campaign for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Funds raised for this event will support programs to help kids in the Will and Grundy communities.
Seeking Relief from Abdominal Pain? Join us.
Dr. Kamran Ayub will host a free education program on abdominal pain on May 15
New Lenox, IL (May 1, 2012)— Nearly everyone experiences abdominal pain at some point in their life. The pain is usually short-lived and causes minimal discomfort. But when the pain is localized to the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, this is an indicator of serious illness and should not be ignored. Many organs, including the liver, gallbladder and intestines crowd into this area of the abdomen and disease in nearby organs such as the stomach and pancreas can also cause pain .Causes of right upper quadrant abdominal pain may be due to something as simple as increased stomach acid or involve infection or organ damage.
First Surgery Performed Using Innovative da Vinci Robot at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox resident’s blocked kidney repaired with state-of-the-art surgical system
New Lenox, IL (April 26, 2012)— Recently, New Lenox resident Lisa Berger was the first patient to benefit from having surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System at Silver Cross Hospital. Berger’s urologist Dr. Thai Nguyen, was the first physician to use the da Vinci robot at Silver Cross as he performed Berger’s pyeloplasty procedure, which reconstructed her blocked kidney.
Find Your Child’s Voice
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital offers free screenings in May
New Lenox, IL (April 25, 2012)— Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech and language disorders that affect 14 million Americans.
Silver Cross Benefits Community with $29 Million in Charity Care & Help
Joliet, IL (April 24, 2012)—According a recent report, in 2011 Silver Cross Hospital provided nearly $29 million in community benefit. Over $8 million was in straight charity care in which Silver Cross does not expect payment from patients. An additional $13.4 million in uncompensated services was given through the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Plus, nearly half of all patients treated in the Silver Cross Emergency Department in 2011 were uninsured or on public aid.