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Last Baby Born in Birthing Center at Silver Cross Hospital Joliet Campus

Joliet, IL (February 26, 2012)— When Manhattan resident Melanie Haag held her newborn son, Alan Robert, in her arms she didn’t realize that his birth would be so historic, as he was the last infant born at Silver Cross Hospital’s Joliet campus. Baby Alan was delivered by Dr. John Bush at 10:05 p.m. on February 24 and weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. This is the second child for Melanie and Robert Haag for their four-year old daughter, Caelen, was also born at Silver Cross’ Joliet campus. Baby Alan joins the family of thousands of babies including his own mother, Melanie, who have been born at Silver Cross’ Joliet campus during its historic 117 years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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