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Renowned Stroke Specialist to Talk about New Treatment Options Feb. 19 at Silver Cross

(Feb. 5, 2012)—Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds.  Time is brain, so it’s critically important that treatment be started fast.  But knowing who to turn to for help and recovery can be just as critical.  Fortunately, you now have access to the one of the best neuroscience teams in the world nearby at the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. Harish Shownkeen, Medical Director of the Neurointerventional Surgery program at Silver Cross, will discuss the latest minimally invasive treatment and recovery options for new and recurrent strokes Tuesday, Feb. 19.  Stroke: State-of-the-Art Treatment Options will be held in theSilver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit to register for the free program. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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