Silver Cross Hospital First In Area to Perform State-of-the-Art DSEK Cornea Transplant Surgery
Joliet, IL (June 7, 2011) —In a first for the Will-County area, a surgeon at Silver Cross Hospital is removing patients' diseased layer of the cornea and replacing it with a similar layer of healthy human donor tissue in a surgery called DSEK (Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty).
Knocking out Knee Pain
Don’t let your knee pain hold you back this summer, Silver Cross offers a free program to help you find relief on June 15
Joliet, IL (June 3, 2011)—The knee is the largest joint in the body, so it is no surprise that knee problems develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. The upper and lower bones of the knee are separated by two discs (menisci). The upper leg bone (femur) and the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) are connected by ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The surface of the bones inside the knee joint is covered by articular cartilage, which absorbs shock and provides a smooth, gliding surface for joint movement.
Silver Cross Hospital Website Wins 2nd National Award
Joliet, IL (June 2, 2011)— Silver Cross Hospital was recently selected as a winner in the 13th annual Web Health Awards program for its redesigned website (www.silvercross.org). This competition—held twice each year, recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources. Only 5% of the entries received a Gold Award—the highest honor bestowed, with Silver Cross receiving one of them.
Could This Be Menopause?
Silver Cross hosts a girl’s talk on Menopause on June 16
Joliet, IL (June 2, 2011)— Ask two different women what menopause is like, and you'll get two different answers. Some women experience few, if any, symptoms while others must learn to navigate around hot flashes, moodiness, and other problems.
Silver Cross Hospital Volunteers Honored for Service
Joliet, IL (June 1, 2011)—Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet honored its volunteers at the annual recognition luncheon held at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet on May 22. With four volunteer organizations: Childerguild, Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons, Advisory Board and Inservice vounteers, more than 510 area residents donate their time and talents to raise funds for the hospital and assist in daily operations. For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit www.silvercross.org or call (815) 740-7117.