Silver Cross Acquires PET/CT Imaging System for Early Cancer Detection
New Lenox, IL (March 12, 2015)--Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox is enhancing its diagnostic imaging capabilities with the addition of a new, state-of the-art Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography system (PET/CT). This advanced technology, which is now located inside the Hospital’s Imaging Department, offers early and highly accurate detection of cancer. A physician’s order is required, and patients can call (815) 300-7058 to schedule an appointment.
Silver Cross Hospital, Walgreens & Joliet Noon Lions Club offer Free Diabetes Screenings March 24
New Lenox, IL (March 10, 2015)—In recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s American Diabetes Alert, the Silver Cross Diabetes Center, Joliet Noon Lions Club, and Walgreens, will offer free screenings to detect diabetes on Tuesday, March 24. Participants will be offered a Diabetes Risk Test and non-fasting Blood Glucose Test from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside Silver Cross Hospital’s Season’s Dining Room, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. For more information, call (815) 300-5990. Advanced registration is not required.
Low Back Pain Slowing You Down?
Silver Cross Neurosurgeon shares relief from pain at free program on March 31
New Lenox, IL (March 16, 2015)— Are you unable to enjoy life fully due ongoing back pain? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH), millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain that persists for more than a few months. Back pain symptoms can range from a muscle ache to a stabbing pain, limited flexibility and range of motion, or an inability to stand straight. If you are experiencing these symptoms of back pain, learn the causes and treatments at a free program hosted by Silver Cross Hospital in March.
10 Colonoscopy Myths Busted
Silver Cross patients receive Gatto’s $20 Gift Certificate with Screening
New Lenox, IL (March 6, 2015)—There is nothing glamorous about having a colonoscopy, but the fact is it could save your life! A screening colonoscopy is the preferred way to detect colorectal cancer early and treat it effectively, but misconceptions often prevent people from scheduling this painless procedure. Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox would like to set the record straight and dispel those myths once and for all.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides Quality of Life Grant to Harvey Brooks Foundation
New Lenox, IL (March 4, 2015)—The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission recently awarded the Harvey Brook Foundation of Joliet with a $10,000 grant to help fund their “Quality of Life” programs.