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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in February

Joliet, IL (January 13, 2010)— Silver Cross Hospital is offering an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from chocking. The class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.

 

AHA First Aid Class

Participants will learn how to care for cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, how to control bleeding, how to minimize effects of shock, treat injuries to the bones, muscles and joints as well as caring for sudden illnesses.  This class will be offered on Monday February 7, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road., Joliet. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.

 

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? The program is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Specialty Care Pavilion on the Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band™ gastric band systems as well as sleeve gastrectomy; find out who is a candidate for the procedure; and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

 

Slowing Down a Fast Beating Heart

Join Dr. Sunil Shroff, cardiologist specializing is electrophysiology, on Monday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. He will discuss symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for atrial fibrillation, an electrical disorder that causes the heart to beat faster than normal. Register for this free program at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

 

Spotlight on Women’s Health

Dr. Corinne Nawrocki, family practice physician, will host a discussion on women’s biggest health issues. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, to learn the facts about cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease and how you can prevent them. A drawing will be held for a free Baseline Cardiac Screening. Visit www.Imatter.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register.

 

Take Heart: You’ve Got Control

Dr. Kathleen Drinan, cardiologist, will share how heart disease is different in women than men and teach participants how to stay heart attack-free.  This free program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the new Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Visit www.Imatter.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) to register. 

 

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 the last six consecutive years and a one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction is underway to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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