Silver Cross Hospital

The way you should be treated.™

If you or someone you love is a smoker, you know how hard it is to quit. Having a plan to help you succeed is essential.

Nearly one million Americans suffer from extreme back pain caused by compression fractures of the vertebrae. And while the condition itself can be treated, recovery can be slow and painful. 

As an emergency medical services (EMS) worker in the 1990s, Julie Krejczyk spent a lot of time lifting and moving patients into and out of ambulances. In 2004, she had back surgery to treat a previous injury she suffered as a paramedic.

Jay Solheim has no memory of what happened to him between Oct. 14 and the latter part of November 2018. On the morning of Oct. 14, Jay fell off his living room couch and became unconscious. His wife Sylvia immediately called 911, and an ambulance showed up to their home within minutes.

Ibrahim Alghafeer, M.D., board-certified rheumatologist, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Alghafeer attended medical school at Damascus University School of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. He completed his residency at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn. His office is located at WK Arthritis Care, 310 N. Hammes Ave., Suite 101B, Joliet. To schedule an appointment call (716) 346-7645.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.