Still Slim & Healthy 10 Years after Weight Loss Surgery
BMI Surgery at Silver Cross applauds Marseilles woman
New Lenox, IL (October 14, 2014) — Donna Morris is still hiking more than 10 years after her bariatric surgery at Silver Cross Hospital. Once obese at 226 pounds, the Marseilles mom has kept most of the weight off and continues to live life to the fullest. After losing 100 pounds, her extremely high blood pressure, asthma and back pain are completely gone. “Since my weight loss, I have more energy to travel and even participate in activities like hiking and parasailing that I never would have dreamed of doing before,” said the 51-year-old mother of three daughters.
Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health Help Raise Awareness at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk
New Lenox, IL (October 13, 2014) — 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 participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K (3.1. mile) walk at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on October 5.
Silver Cross Hosts Free Stroke Conference for Nurses Nov. 3
New Lenox, IL (Oct. 10, 2014)—The Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute will host a free Neuro Conference on Monday, Nov. 3 for nurses who are interested in increasing their knowledge of the management and treatment of acute stroke. The free event will be held from 11:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again at 3:20 to 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (October 8, 2014) — Shahnaz Azad, M.D., infectious disease and board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Azad completed an internal medicine residency at the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago; and an infectious disease fellowship at the Chicago Medical School. Her office is located with Suburban Infectious Disease, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Ste. 550, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 748-9952.
Silver Cross Simulates Emergency Department Setting to Educate Teens on the Dangers of Drunk and Distracted Driving
New Lenox, IL (October 7, 2014) — High School students witnessed the dangers of drunk driving at the “Road to Reality” program at Lincoln-Way West High School on September 17, 2014. With the help of live actors, the impact of drunk driving unfolded before the students’ eyes as they witnessed a series of live scenes depicting students drinking at a party, a motor vehicle crash, a simulated hospital Emergency Department, and ultimately an appearance before a judge.