Silver Cross Employees Raise Nearly $6,000 for Bowl for Kid’s Sake Campaign
Joliet, IL (April 27, 2012) — For the tenth consecutive year, 10 teams of employees from Silver Cross Hospital raised $5,984 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.
Silver Cross Diabetes Center Receives Grant to Fight Diabetes
New Lenox, IL (March 28, 2012)— The Silver Cross Diabetes Center was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the McKesson Foundation to expand the Center’s Diabetes Nutrition Education Program.
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.
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 Center for Women's Health Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Joliet, IL (Dec. 20, 2011) — The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health has recently been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The designation includes full-field digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.