Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in May
Joliet, IL (April 20, 2011)— Silver Cross offers an array of classes to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s beautiful birthing suites. For more information or to register for one or more Childbirth Classes, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Silver Cross Employees Raise Over $6,000 for Bowl for Kid’s Sake Campaign
Joliet, IL (April 20, 2011) — For the ninth consecutive year, 11 teams of employees from Silver Cross Hospital raised over $6,000 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.
Shield Yourself from Skin Cancer
Silver Cross offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings in May
Joliet, IL (April 19, 2011)— With summer around the corner, it is important to remember to practice proper sun protection and understand the risks of skin cancer - the most common type of cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 2 million new skin cancers will be diagnosed this year alone.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in May
Joliet, IL (April 18, 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. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 740-7076.
Silver Cross Hospital Raises over $28,000 for United Way
Joliet, IL (April 13, 2011) —Silver Cross Hospital raised over $28,000 to help the Annual United Way Campaign, which kicked-off in mid-March.