Advancements in Hysterectomies
Silver Cross offers a free discussion on the improvements of hysterectomy with robotic surgery
New Lenox, IL (July 16, 2012) — Cesarean section childbirth is the most common surgery among women in the United States. Know what number two is? It’s a hysterectomy. But today’s hysterectomy is very different from hysterectomy procedures commonly performed during your mother’s and grandmother’s generations.
A partial hysterectomy removes the upper part of the uterus. A total hysterectomy removes the entire uterus and cervix. A radical hysterectomy, most often performed in cancer cases, removes the entire uterus, cervix and the upper portion of the vagina. And, depending on your specific circumstances, you may not be subject to a traditional surgical hysterectomy. Today’s technological advancements in the field of medicine allow for a much less invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy and procedures using the DaVinci robotic surgical system.
Local Surgeon Awarded International Humanitarian Award from Scoliosis Research Society
Dr. Anthony Rinella recognized for transforming the lives of children worldwide through surgery, education and research.
New Lenox, IL (July 11, 2012)— Recently, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced that spine surgeon Anthony Rinella, M.D., who is on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, will receive their most prestigious humanitarian award: the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award at their international meeting in Chicago this September. This honor is awarded annually to only a single member internationally, who has provided outstanding service for those with spinal deformities, through their generous actions out of a sense of service to larger social and professional goals. Dr. Rinella is the only surgeon in Illinois to ever receive the award.
Silver Cross Charity Golf Classic Raises $130,000 for New Hospital
Joliet, IL (July 2, 2012) — The Silver Cross Foundation raised $130,000 at the 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic on June 25. Held at the historic Midlothian Country Club, 224 golfers came out to support the new Silver Cross Hospital.
Over 750 Attended Grand Opening at University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital
Partnership with University of Chicago Medicine brings comprehensive oncology services to Area
Joliet, IL (June 27, 2012)— Over 750 area residents attended the new University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital located at I-355 and Route 6. The celebration was kicked off with a Dedication Ceremony for the family of Carolyn J. Czerkies and later was followed up by a Community Grand Opening Celebration in the Carolyn J. Czerkies Pavilion at 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox on June 19.
Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in July
New Lenox, IL (July 1, 2012)— Silver Cross Hospital provides an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person, infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. The class will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center room 2A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.