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Local Cardiologist is one of the First Physicians in the Nation Awarded Diplomate Status from the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology

Dr. Kathleen Drinan recognized for obtaining additional training to prevent cardiovascular disease in her patients.

New Lenox, IL (October 1, 2015)— The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) announced that board certified cardiologist Kathleen Drinan, DO, FACC, who is on the Medical Staff at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, was awarded Diplomate status with the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL). The ACCL is a nonprofit certifying organization dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality from dyslipidemia and related diseases by assessing qualifications and certifying knowledge in clinical lipidology. Dr. Drinan is one of the first physicians from across the nation who has achieved this important credential.  

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Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health Raise Awareness at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Along with 2,000 men and women of all ages wearing a variety of pink apparel, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health employees and breast cancer patients and their family members participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K (3.1. mile) walk at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on September 26, 2015. 

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Joliet Resident Grateful to Receive Comprehensive Breast Cancer Treatment and Lymphedema Therapy at one location on Silver Cross Hospital’s Campus

While experiencing an unusual body rash, Joliet resident Pam Alexander discovered a lump in her breast while applying lotion. She immediately scheduled a mammogram and biopsy which confirmed that she had a malignant tumor in her left breast.  “I am so grateful that I acted quickly and was able to receive all of my specialized care so close to home at one location on Silver Cross Hospital’s campus in New Lenox,” said 52-year-old Pam Alexander. “As a result of the cutting-edge treatment that I received, I’m thrilled to report that I’m cancer-free for one year!” 

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Find Relief from Gallbladder Disease

Silver Cross offers a free program about gallbladder problems on October 6 

New Lenox, IL (September 28, 2015) — Over 20 million Americans live with gallbladder disease, which is one of the most common and expensive of all digestive diseases since treatment often times requires surgery and hospitalization. The two major conditions that comprise gallbladder disease are gallstones and cholecystitis, which is an inflammation of the gallbladder wall and nearby abdominal lining. Silver Cross Hospital is offering a lecture on why it’s important to find relief from gallstones and cholecystitis, which are risk factors for gallbladder cancer and bile duct cancer.  

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Silver Cross Hospital’s Weight Loss Surgery Program Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Silver Cross Hospital’s bariatric surgery program has received national accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

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