Choir Member Hits a High Note after Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery at Silver Cross helps area resident live a healthier life after bariatric surgery
New Lenox, IL (June 4, 2015) —“Life is meant to be lived,” exclaims 64-year old Vivian Foster. Her new passion for life stems from the fact that she no longer weighs 355 pounds and is able to do simple tasks such as standing in her church choir singing or cooking standing up instead of sitting in a rolling chair. “You can only take so much pain, and I wanted to be a better person – a better me, and not continue to live such an unhealthy lifestyle,” said the Plainfield resident. But since losing over 135 pounds after having weight loss surgery with BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, Foster is enjoying life by eating healthier foods and exercising regularly.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (June 1, 2015) — Kenneth Finkelstein, D.O., board certified gynecology and urogynecology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Finkelstein attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO. He completed an obstetrics/gynecology residency at Michigan Health Care Corporation in Southfield, MI. His office is located with Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, 10300 W. 191st Street, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 349-7310.
Silver Cross Hospital’s Community Benefit more than $46 Million in 2014
New Lenox, IL (May 22, 2015)— Silver Cross Hospital’s Community Benefit totaled over $46 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014). Included in the hospital’s Community Benefit was over $8 million in charity care (at cost) in which Silver Cross does not expect payment from patients. An additional $6 million in uncompensated services was provided through the government’s Medicaid program.
Joliet Woman’s Club donates $10,000 for Stroke Care
To aid in healing stroke patients, members of the Joliet Woman’s Club recently donated $10,000 to Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Hospital Earned an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score
Silver Cross Hospital has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an A grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.