Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings
Joliet, IL (January 10, 2011)— Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease—the the number one leading killer of both men and women? Now is the time to find out with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment held at the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St.; and the 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) 300-7076.
Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in January
Joliet, IL (January 10, 2012)— 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 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.