Countdown Begins: Just 1 Year until Silver Cross Replacement Hospital Opens
Relocating 100 Top Hospital Care to New Lenox February 2012
Joliet, IL (Feb 18, 2011)—The drywall is up. The electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment have been installed. And several of the patient rooms already have a coat of paint. With 80% of the construction completed, plans are well underway to open the $400 million Silver Cross Replacement Hospital next year at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. Patients will move in on Feb. 26, 2012.
American Medical Association President-Elect Discusses Healthcare Reform with Silver Cross Physicians
Joliet, IL (February 17, 2011)- Peter W. Carmel, M.D., a pediatric neurosurgeon from Newark, N.J and president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA), recently visited Silver Cross Hospital and spoke to the medical staff about healthcare reform and how it will impact the healthcare industry.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in March
Joliet, IL (February 14, 2011)— Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers today and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is often symptom-less in its early and most curable stages. In honor of National Colon Health month, Silver Cross Hospital is offering Free Colon Cancer Screening Kits throughout the month of March. Beginning at age 50, individuals should begin regular colorectal screenings. Using the kit, you will collect a stool sample in your home and send it to the hospital’s Lab to be tested for blood. Results are mailed back for patients to share with their physician. To request a colon cancer kit, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in March
Joliet, IL (February 10, 2011)— In honor of national colon health month, Silver Cross Hospital is offering women a free program on Keeping Your Colon Healthy. This program will be held in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox on Tuesday, March 15 from 6:30 to7:30 p.m. Dr. Riten Sheth, gastroenterologist, will discuss natural ways you can keep your colon clean to prevent colorectal cancer. Participants will receive a free colon cancer screening kit and learn about why it is important to have a colonoscopy. To register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.imatter.silvercross.org.
Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in March
Joliet, IL (February 9, 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).