RIC at Silver Cross Leads Joliet Man on Road to Recovery Following Stroke
Patient pays it forward motivating other stroke survivors with optimistic attitude
Hugo Flores had a big day ahead of him as he planned to go shopping in Chicago. Waking up, he felt a tingling sensation in his fingers to his toes on the left side of his body. The 57-year old stumbled to the bathroom where he noticed his lower lip was numb. Flores suspected he was having a stroke and called 911. Fortunately, he learned the warning signs through an educational program put on by a previous employer.
Routine Colonoscopy Finds Cancer, Robotic Surgery Speeds Recovery
(May 17, 2016) John McEvoy tries to stay in shape. He walks three miles a day and gets regular physicals and health screenings. So when the 62-year-old Mokena man underwent a routine colonoscopy at nearby Silver Cross Hospital in December, he was surprised when doctors found a cancerous tumor in his colon. Fortunately, they caught it early and removed the tumor with robotic surgery techniques allowing John a faster recovery.
Advisory Board Gives $34,000 to Silver Cross Hospital
(May 12, 2016)— The Advisory Board recently gave Silver Cross Hospital $34,000.This final payment is part of the Advisory Board’s $125,000 pledge to help fund the purchase a new echocardiography (Echo) machine with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe to perform a TEE test that uses sound waves to create high-quality moving pictures of the heart and blood vessels.
Siona Health Care Boutique Offers Specialized Products and Convenient Services for Cancer Patients at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital
(May 11, 2016) — Area cancer patients now have access to an innovative shop called Siona Health Care Boutique at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital. The Siona Boutique staff collaborates with oncology physicians, surgeons and therapists from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital (RIC) offering specialized products and services conveniently in one location to help aid cancer patients with their physical and emotional healing.
Christa McAuliffe Elementary School Students Donate Books to Pediatric Patients at Silver Cross Hospital
(May 3, 2016)— Five students from Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Tinley Park wanted to give back to the community. So these conscientious fourth-grade students organized a group called JLSA, using each of the student’s initials, to implement a service project to benefit the community. Julia Vela, Julia O’Toole, Layla Martino, Sarah Andrews, and Ava Andrea, organized book drives and donated over 300 gently used books to Silver Cross Hospital for pediatric patients on April 26.