5 Reasons to Get your Annual Mammogram
New Lenox, IL (May 1, 2015)—A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself. The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and over get a mammogram every year, along with a breast exam by a doctor or nurse. And all women, no matter their age, need to let their doctor know about any changes to their breasts. Whether you’re a mammogram newbie or a veteran, the Silver Cross for Women’s Health in New Lenox is making it even easier to get this important screening.
Silver Cross Honors Physicians for Milestone Years of Service
New Lenox, IL (April 29, 2015)—Silver Cross Hospital honored members of the Medical Staff with 20 or more years of service on April 23.
Muslim Youth of Orland Park Donate Toys for Pediatric Unit at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (April 29, 2015)— To comfort sick children, members of the Muslim Youth of Orland Park Prayer Center recently delivered several boxes of new toys to be given to pediatric patients at Silver Cross Hospital. Throughout the year, the young people collected these new toys.
Silver Cross Hospital earns Central Service/Sterile Processing and Distribution Department of the Year Award
New Lenox, IL (April 28, 2015)— Silver Cross Hospital’s Sterile Processing Department (SPD) has received the 2015 Central Service/Sterile Processing and Distribution Department of the Year Award by Healthcare Purchasing News (HPN).
Pet Therapy Dog Helps Inspire Schoolgirl with Prosthetic Leg Reclaim Mobility
Mokena Resident Excels from Therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (April 22, 2015)— When Mokena residents Kurt and Gia Rodrigues learned that their 8-year-old daughter, Bella, went into cardiac arrest they were speechless because days prior, she was her normal active self. Earlier that week, Bella was having cold symptoms, which worsened into a severe H1N1 flu virus causing her heart and other organs to fail. During the next 26 days, oxygen was delivered to her blood through the use of the life-saving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine. As the ECMO device allowed her to rest while her affected organs healed, she was listed as a Status 1 for a heart transplant. Fortunately, with the use of a stress dose steroid, her heart improved moving her to a Status 7 for a heart transplant. However the aggressive infection didn’t allow her right leg to regain circulation forcing doctors to remove the limb from below the right knee to the foot. As she faced the challenge of learning to walk again with a prosthetic leg, her progress improved as her spirits were lifted when she began receiving physical therapy using a pet therapy dog at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital.