Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in August
New Lenox, IL (July 19, 2012)— Silver Cross Hospital provides an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person, infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. The class will be held on Saturday, August 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 2A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.
AHA Heartsaver First Aid Class
Silver Cross will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid course Friday, August 3 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital; Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn how to care for cuts, scrapes, bruise, burns, how to control bleeding, how to minimize the effects of shock, how to treat injuries to bones, muscles and joints: and caring for sudden illness including poison and heat and cold emergencies. This class is required for staff of day care homes and centers. Those who need CPR certification should also take HeartSaver CPR. Fee is $45 and includes American Heart Association certification. Visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.
Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health offers Complimentary Massage/Facial with Mammogram
Joliet, IL (July 18, 2012) — The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health in New Lenox is offering a complimentary 30-minute massage or facial to patients who schedule a screening digital mammogram between July 25 and Sept. 27, 2012. Spa services are performed by an experienced licensed massage therapist/esthetician. Call (815) 300-7076 before Sept. 15 to schedule an appointment with a doctor’s order. Don’t have a doctor? Call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit www.IMatter.silvercross.org for a free referral.
Plus, through the Silver Cross free I Matter™ program, Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health patients receive valuable discounts from local businesses just for getting their regular health screenings. To learn more, visit www.IMatter.silvercross.org.
What is digital Mammography?
Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer. Digital mammograms are better at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts, or who are pre-or peri-menopausal. It provides physicians with a more accurate picture of the breast, allowing for quick and simple diagnosis.
The Center’s crown jewel is full field digital mammography—the latest breast cancer testing available. “At the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, we use only digital mammography technology to provide our patients with the best service and care,” says Marci Vasiliades, Manager of the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health. “Patients can bring their old films in and we will scan and transfer them to the digital format for easy comparison.”
Digital mammograms also simplify the procedure for women. Although compression of the breasts is still important when performing digital mammography, the compression paddles are warmer and more flexible, which ultimately provide women with a more comfortable experience. Following the screening, women can call a 24-hour mammogram hotline to obtain their test results alleviating any anxiety.
In addition, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is uniquely staffed with a Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN™). “By having a Certified Breast Care Nurse working at the Center, we are able to offer our patients even more specialized and personalized care,” said Vasiliades. “This specialized nurse guides our patients through the next steps in their care.”
Silver Cross Medical Staff Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (July 10, 2012) —Terence Beissel, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Beissel attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed a pediatrics residency at Loyola University in Maywood. His office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.
Sean Diamond, M.D., board certified pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Diamond attended medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood. He completed a pediatrics residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. His office is located with Loyola Orland Park Pediatrics at 16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 873-7355.
Felipe Gracias, M.D., board certified general surgery physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Gracias attended medical school at the University of Utah, School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. He completed a general surgery residency at Finch University Chicago Medical School in North Chicago and a surgical critical care fellowship at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, MI. His office is located with Pronger Smith Medical Care at 17495 S. LaGrange Rd., Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708)226-7000.
Advancements in Hysterectomies
Silver Cross offers a free discussion on the improvements of hysterectomy with robotic surgery
New Lenox, IL (July 16, 2012) — Cesarean section childbirth is the most common surgery among women in the United States. Know what number two is? It’s a hysterectomy. But today’s hysterectomy is very different from hysterectomy procedures commonly performed during your mother’s and grandmother’s generations.
A partial hysterectomy removes the upper part of the uterus. A total hysterectomy removes the entire uterus and cervix. A radical hysterectomy, most often performed in cancer cases, removes the entire uterus, cervix and the upper portion of the vagina. And, depending on your specific circumstances, you may not be subject to a traditional surgical hysterectomy. Today’s technological advancements in the field of medicine allow for a much less invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy and procedures using the DaVinci robotic surgical system.
Local Surgeon Awarded International Humanitarian Award from Scoliosis Research Society
Dr. Anthony Rinella recognized for transforming the lives of children worldwide through surgery, education and research.
New Lenox, IL (July 11, 2012)— Recently, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced that spine surgeon Anthony Rinella, M.D., who is on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, will receive their most prestigious humanitarian award: the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award at their international meeting in Chicago this September. This honor is awarded annually to only a single member internationally, who has provided outstanding service for those with spinal deformities, through their generous actions out of a sense of service to larger social and professional goals. Dr. Rinella is the only surgeon in Illinois to ever receive the award.