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).
Ladies, Take Time for Your Health
Silver Cross physician shares prevention tips for most common diseases in women Feb. 16
Joliet, IL (Feb. 1, 2011)— Every woman deserves to thrive. That means handling stress, getting good health care, and nurturing themselves. “Women need to be in charge of their health: work in partnership with their doctors, educate themselves on health risks, and pay close attention to their bodies,” says Dr. Corinne Nawrocki, family practice physician at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in February
Joliet, IL (January 30, 2011)— Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. If you are not sure if you are at risk for heart disease, now is the time to find out with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment held in the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute at Silver Cross Hospital, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet, Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St., and 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. Individuals who call to schedule a Baseline Cardiovascular Risk Assessment before Feb. 28 will receive a complimentary sample box of chocolates from Dan’s Candies in Joliet. Just mention CHOCOLATE when scheduling your appointment to receive the complimentary box of Dan’s Candies at the time of the appointment. After all, dark chocolate is good for your heart! To schedule, call (815) 740-7076.
Totten Elected to Silver Cross Board of Directors
Joliet, IL (January 31, 2011)— Mary K. Totten, M.B.A., has been appointed to the Silver Cross Board of Directors.
Totten specializes in governance, education and communication consulting. For more than 20 years she has been a speaker and consultant to hospitals, health systems and other health organizations on quality, medical staff credentialing, strategic planning, board orientation and evaluation and governance restructuring.