Silver Cross Offers Free Weight Loss Surgery Program
Joliet, IL (January 10, 2012)— Looking to lose weight this year? Silver Cross Hospital is offering Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? The program is held every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in Pavilion A on the Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band gastric band systems, find out who is a candidate for the procedure, and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Spanish Community Center Receives $38,000 Grant from Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission
Joliet, IL (January 12, 2012) — The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission awarded the Spanish Community Center of Joliet with a $38,000 grant to help fund their “Education to Employment” program. This program will focus on providing educational opportunities to help strengthen the community through Adult GED and English as a Second Language programs.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
Joliet, IL (Jan. 4, 2012) - Sunil Shah, D. O., board certified internal medicine physician, has joined Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Shah attended Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, IL. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Chicago, IL. His office is located at 4647 W. 103rd. Street, Oaklawn. To schedule an appointment, call (708)-423-7424.
Silver Cross Holds Housewarming for New Hospital Feb. 12
Community invited to take a tour of the 289-bed facility in New Lenox
Joliet, IL (Jan 3, 2012)—Silver Cross invites the entire community to come in out of the cold and warm up in the new Hospital at I-355 and Route 6. A Housewarming Party will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Parking will be available onsite with complimentary trolley shuttle service to the main entrance.
Silver Cross Celebrates First Baby Born in 2012
Joliet, IL (January 3, 2012)—Joliet residents and proud parents Leticia Gonzales and Jerry Trejo received an early New Year’s present --a new baby boy. With help from Dr. Jessica Shepard, obstetrician/gynecologist with the Will County Health Department, baby Jerry Gustavo Trejo was born on Jan 1, 2012 at 11:27 p.m. weighing 7 ½ pounds and measuring 19 ½ inches. Not that this wasn't exciting enough, but little Jerry was the first baby born at Silver Cross Hospital this year. To celebrate, the Silver Cross Birthing Center staff filled a gift basket with an array of baby items--many donated by the hospital's Childerguild Gift Shop. The Childerguild has supported women and children's services at Silver Cross for over 100 years.