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Pet Therapy Dog Helps Inspire Schoolgirl with Prosthetic Leg Reclaim Mobility

Mokena Resident Excels from Therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital 

New Lenox, IL (April 22, 2015)— When Mokena residents Kurt and Gia Rodrigues learned that their 8-year-old daughter, Bella, went into cardiac arrest they were speechless because days prior, she was her normal active self. Earlier that week, Bella was having cold symptoms, which worsened into a severe H1N1 flu virus causing her heart and other organs to fail. During the next 26 days, oxygen was delivered to her blood through the use of the life-saving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine.  As the ECMO device allowed her to rest while her affected organs healed, she was listed as a Status 1 for a heart transplant. Fortunately, with the use of a stress dose steroid, her heart improved moving her to a Status 7 for a heart transplant. However the aggressive infection didn’t allow her right leg to regain circulation forcing doctors to remove the limb from below the right knee to the foot. As she faced the challenge of learning to walk again with a prosthetic leg, her progress improved as her spirits were lifted when she began receiving physical therapy using a pet therapy dog at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital. 

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Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Forest Park Community Center

New Lenox, IL (April 17, 2015)—The Forest Park Community Center recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Joliet resident Jayla Johnson.  Johnson is attending Indiana State University.  Funding for the scholarship was made possible by a grant from the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission 

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Does Your Child Need Help Speaking More Clearly?

Free Pediatric Speech Screenings offered at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital 

New Lenox, IL (April 16, 2015)— Are you concerned that your toddler struggles to pronounce words and has difficulties putting sentences together?  Well, it’s completely normal for children from 18 months to 3 years to mispronounce many words. However, what you want to watch for is that your toddler's speech is improving over time — by age 3, most of what your child says should be understandable. Speech and language problems are estimated to occur in about 6 out of 100 children. Since communication disorders affect 14 million Americans, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is raising awareness through its "Early Intervention Counts” campaign in May. Silver Cross Hospital supports this initiative by providing free pediatric speech screenings in hopes that more young people get life-altering treatment in order to effectively communicate. 

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Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments

New Lenox, IL (April 13, 2015) — Maxime Gilles, M.D., emergency medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Gilles attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School in Cleveland, OH. He completed an emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.  His office is located with EM Strategies, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox.

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Pamper your Feet at Silver Cross Hospital Foot Fair

Free foot screenings, lectures by podiatrists, exhibits and raffle prizes on May 1

New Lenox, IL (April 10, 2015) – In preparation for sandal season, Silver Cross Hospital is hosting a free Foot Fair on Friday, May 1.  The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center in Pavilion A at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Complimentary valet parking is available at the Pavilion Entrance.  The toe-tingling experience will include foot screenings, presentations, exhibits, massages, raffle prizes and refreshments. For more information, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

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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.