RIC at Silver Cross Helps Lockport Court Reporter to Walk and Work Pain-Free after Multiple Surgeries
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 16, 2014) - For over 14 years, Lockport resident Elizabeth “Liz” LaFollette suffered from severe back pain. During this time, she had multiple surgeries to relieve the excruciating pain. She was doing well until last September when she started experiencing foot pain. By December, she was unable to walk. It was then determined that LaFollette was suffering from a failed Lumbar fusion surgery and SI (Sacroiliac) Joint Dysfunction which was causing pressure on her sciatic nerve leading to severe left leg pain, weakness and gait instability. After enduring yet another surgery, LaFollette was stressed and depressed because she was not able to work for eight months and was faced with the overwhelming task of completing a long physical therapy rehabilitation program.
Frankfort Fire Chief on the Job after Low Back Surgery
New Lenox, IL (Nov. 13, 2014)—Jim Grady has spent 38 years as a volunteer and career firefighter. He has experienced it all—from flashovers to extrications to vehicle, structure, fuel, and large field fires. But over time, the job had taken a toll on his body to the point where he was in constant pain, specifically in his legs. Jim suffered lumbar degenerative disc disease and lumbar spinal stenosis—both normal wear-and-tear effects of aging. He also had a herniated disc.
Don’t let your Turkey Dinner go up in smoke this Thanksgiving
Silver Cross Hospital Offers Tips to Celebrate Holiday Safely
New Lenox, IL (November 13, 2014)— Thanksgiving is a holiday that awakes our senses - from the brisk autumn wind that blows against our faces as we pass through the doorway of our loved ones home to the herb-filled turkey aroma that engulfs the entire dwelling. Unfortunately, many families end up smelling smoke and burnt cinders since Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Silver Cross Hospital offers safety tips and what to do in case an accident occurs.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (November 12, 2014) — Olufemi Aboyeji, M.D., infectious disease and board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Aboyeji attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed an internal medicine residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago; and an infectious disease fellowship at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. His office is located with Chicagoland Infectious Disease, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 550, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 748-9952.
RIC at Silver Cross Employees Climb Chicago’s Willis Tower to Raise Funds for Rehabilitation Research
New Lenox, IL (November 10, 2014)— Ten employees from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital participated in the Sixth Annual SkyRise Chicago Challenge by climbing all 103 floors (2,109 steps) in the Willis Tower. The RIC at Silver Cross team raised over $1,800 which was added to the overall total of over $1.2 million that was raised for RIC’s clinical and research programs. SkyRise Chicago – the world's tallest indoor stair-climbing event – benefits the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). All proceeds of the sold-out event will help provide quality clinical care and cutting-edge research for more than 50,000 RIC patients from around the world.
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