Heart Attack Patient’s Life Saved with Cardiac Procedure just 18 minutes after arriving at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (September 10, 2015)— Two weeks prior to having a massive heart attack, Frankfort resident Darrell Burris was walking through a hardware store and began to have chest pains. A couple days later when he was driving to work, he felt a tightening in his chest. Since the pain went away in 5 minutes, he dismissed the episodes as anxiety attacks due to stress. Then during his fourth episode of chest pain within two weeks, the pain didn’t go away – in fact it worsened. At this point, Burris went to the Emergency Room at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Within 18-minutes of arriving to Silver Cross, Burris was in the Cardiac Cath Lab where Dr. Muawia Martini performed a coronary angioplasty inserting two stents into one of his coronary arteries, which was 99% blocked.
Riding On (and pain-free) with a New Knee
Gerald Kuchta’s knee had bothered him for years. It hurt to walk, stand, and even ride his Harley-Davidson full dresser FLHT Standard. His arthritis had finally gotten the best of him. The 74-year-old New Lenox man was at the VFW when a friend told him about Dr. Robert Daley, one of Chicagoland’s leading orthopaedic surgeons in Total Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement and Knee Arthroscopy. Dr. Daley performed Chicago White Sox great Bo Jackson’s total hip replacement and artificial knee replacement surgery on Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to NAACP Joliet Chapter
The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission gave a $6,000 grant to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Joliet Chapter to provide scholarships to area students. Each of the following students received a $1,000 scholarship on August 2, 2015: Anjae Holder, University of Kentucky; Kyla McDaniel, Ball State University; Jarais Musgrove, Roosevelt University; Ethan Phillips, University of Missouri; Julisa Scotland, Joliet Junior College; and Tommie Sherman, Jr., Concordia University.
Frankfort Woman’s Severe Back Pain Eliminated due to Surgery at Silver Cross
Silver Cross Hospital offers free lecture and screening
Frankfort resident Mary Lou Anderson didn’t just wake up one morning with a sore back, instead her pain became progressively worse over the years. “The pain in my back would take my breath away. It was as if a searing knife was stuck in my back and the intensity literally stopped me from moving whether I was standing, walking or sitting,” said the 50 year-old legal assistant. “At one point the pain would shoot down my right leg and then as time went on I couldn’t even feel any sensation in my leg.” After getting no relief from pain injections and physical therapy, her family practice physician, Dr. Christopher Udovich, referred her to orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Chintan Sampat. It was then determined that she had a crushed nerve on her right side and spinal stenosis, so Anderson had surgery to fix her spine on June 10 at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross teams up with Chicagoland Speedway to hold Children’s Book Drive for National Hook-up of Black Women/Silver Cross Reading Rooms
With summer coming to an end, the National Hook-up of Black Women/Silver Cross Hospital’s nine Reading Rooms are pretty bare. To restock the shelves, the two organizations have partnered with the Chicagoland Speedway to hold a Children’s Book Drive September 1 through 20, 2015.