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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in August

Joliet, IL (July 19, 2011)— 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  will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet. Cost is $60 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.

Feet First: Running and the Injured Athlete
Plantar Fasciitis is irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot and affects millions of Americans each year. Join Dr. Paul Kirchner, podiatrist, to learn more about diagnosing and treating feet related pain. This free program will be held at the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Rd., Joliet on Wednesday, August 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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, 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).

Urinary Incontinence: It’s Not “Normal” at Any Age!
Join Dr. Nicole Gress, obstetrician/ gynecologist, to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence prolapse of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus, and other disorders of the pelvic floor on Monday, August 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This free program is will be held at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.imatter.silvercross.org 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 seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun 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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