State Approves $21.6 million Cancer Center in New Lenox
Partnership between University of Chicago Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet, IL (Oct. 26, 2010)—The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board today unanimously approved the construction of a $21.6 million cancer treatment center in New Lenox—on the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital campus. The Cancer Center is a partnership between University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and Silver Cross Hospital and will provide academic medical care for southwest suburban cancer patients close to home. The 2-story outpatient facility will open in 2012.
Heart Attack Symptoms Motivates Local Man to have Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery at Silver Cross helps area resident live a healthier life after bariatric surgery
New Lenox, IL (August 13, 2015) — When 355 pound Les James arrived in the emergency room with a tingling in his arm and chest pain, the 38-year-old thought for sure he was having a heart attack. “I was experiencing all the typical symptoms of someone who was having a heart attack,” exclaims James. As he sat in the hospital, all he could think of was how he lost his Dad at a young age due to weight-related health issues. “This health scare to the emergency room was God’s wake up call to me. I had a very sobering reflection - I am my father’s son. I was almost the same weight as my Dad when he passed away,” said James. “It was at that moment, I knew I had to change my life, so I could be there for my wife, son and two daughters.” Since losing over 144 pounds after having weight loss surgery with BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, James is relishing every day as he eats healthier foods and exercises regularly.
Safely Light Up Your July 4th
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Fireworks Safety Tips to Avoid Harmful Injuries
Joliet, IL (June 28, 2012) — Steamy temperatures, hot dogs sizzling on the grill, flags adorn with red, white, and blue, and of course, fireworks -- are all the makings of any good Independence Day celebration. From sparklers to multi-colored fountains, the Fourth of July holiday is one of the few times a year that Americans get the urge to light fireworks.