Women and Heart Disease: Take Heart—You’ve Got Control!
Silver Cross offers a free program for women Nov. 1 about heart disease
Joliet, IL (October 27, 2010)-- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both women and men in the United States. Although, more than 44 million American women between the ages of 40 and 70 are at risk for heart disease and most greatly underestimate the likelihood that they will develop the deadly disease. Silver Cross Hospital's I Matter program is offering a free program that will educate area residents about risk factors and symptoms, while suggesting ways for living a heart-healthy life.
State Approves $21.6 million Cancer Center in New Lenox
Partnership between University of Chicago Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet, IL (Oct. 26, 2010)—The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board today unanimously approved the construction of a $21.6 million cancer treatment center in New Lenox—on the Silver Cross Replacement Hospital campus. The Cancer Center is a partnership between University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and Silver Cross Hospital and will provide academic medical care for southwest suburban cancer patients close to home. The 2-story outpatient facility will open in 2012.
Silver Cross Supports Disability Mentor Day
Joliet, IL (October 26, 2010)- In coordination with the Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, Silver Cross Hospital hosted students from Joliet Central High School during a visit to the hospital on Disability Mentoring Day.
Silver Cross Encore Shop Hosts Christmas Open House Oct. 29 & 30
Joliet, IL (Oct. 25, 2010)—Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop—the Encore Shop, will host its Christmas Open House Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 am. to 3 p.m. Items available for purchase include seasonal decorations, adult and children’s seasonal clothing, toys, household items, books and more.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in November
Joliet, IL (October 24, 2010)—Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease—the number one leading killer of both men and women? Now is the time to find out with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment. This screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. A 12- hour fast is required. Cost is $40. Screenings are available in three locations: the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Cardiovascular Institute at Silver Cross Hospital, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet; Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen at 12701 W. 143rd St.; and the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 740-7076.