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.
Silver Cross Physicians Reach 2,000 Surgery Milestone
Christopher Joyce, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Brian Lahmann M.D., F.A.C.S. , bariatric surgeons with BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, continue to be pioneers in bariatric medicine as they recently achieved the elite milestone of performing over 2,000 weight loss surgeries.
Area Residents Help Set-up Second Reading Room
Sponsored by the National Hook-Up of Black Women & Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Partners with NHBW and the Joliet NAACP for Martin Luther King National Day of Service
Joliet, IL (January 21, 2011)- To commemorate the Martin Luther King (MLK) National Day of Service, over 20 members of the Joliet Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW), joined forces with other area groups to clean and set-up the second National Hook-Up of Black Women & Silver Cross Hospital Reading Room. The new Reading Room is located in the Fairview Homes Community Center on the eastside of Joliet. Setting up the second Reading Room was in response to a request from the Fairview Homes Community Center Coordinator, Michelle Mitchell. The Joliet NAACP’s call for organizations to do community service on MLK Day was a perfect opportunity for NHBW to partner with other organizations and make this request a reality. The Joliet Community Action Network (JCAN) and Omega Psi Phi partnered with NHBW on the reading room project.
Silver Cross Encore Shop Holds Antique & Collectible Sale Feb. 4 & 5
Joliet, IL (Jan. 19, 2011)—Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop—the Encore Shop, will hold its annual Antique and Collectibles Sale Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the items available to purchase include vintage and Barbie dolls, political buttons, school desk, Litho painting by Robert Wood, Iris bowl, exquisite china pieces, old books and comic books. Cash will only be accepted for purchases. All proceeds from the Antique Sale benefit Silver Cross Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider.
Chocolate and Regular Screenings are Good for Women’s Hearts
Silver Cross Offers Free Box of Dan’s Candies with Heart Screenings
Joliet, IL (Jan. 17, 2011)--Chocolate is good for your heart. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), small amounts of dark chocolate can be good for your heart. The plant phenols -- cocoa phenols, found in dark chocolate, have been known to lower blood pressure and reduce LDL "bad" cholesterol levels.