The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Helping More Patients Return Home & Regain Independence
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 5, 2014)—Most of us know someone who has suffered a traumatic injury or significant loss of function due to stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, joint replacement or amputation. And usually the only thing on his or her mind is getting back home and regaining independence. At Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, specialists with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) are helping more patients than ever before advance their ability and return home sooner. RIC has been ranked the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991. The same specialized care that has earned RIC its pre-eminent reputation is available at Silver Cross.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital Receives 3-year CARF Accreditation
New Lenox, IL (Sept. 4, 2014)—The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This is the fifth time that the inpatient rehabilitation program at Silver Cross has received CARF accreditation.
How Do Low Testosterone Levels Affect Men?
Silver Cross Hospital hosts free lecture Sept. 29
New Lenox, IL (September 3, 2014)— According to the American Urological Association’s Urology Care Foundation, low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, affects roughly 39% of men over the age of 45. The prevalence of low testosterone increases with age. Researchers have found that the incidence of low testosterone increases from approximately 20% of men over 60, to 30% of men over 70 and 50% of men over 80 years of age. Silver Cross Hospital is offering a lecture on Testosterone: Risks and Benefits for All Men that will educate area residents on how to treat this issue. At 6:30 p.m., Dr. Ernesto Tan, urologist, will discuss testosterone deficiency and the impact it has on the quality of life in men age 40 and older. Register to attend online or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Laughter Proves to be Best Medicine for Cancer Patient at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox, IL (August 29, 2014) — For 69-year-old Mike Chlebek learning he had prostate cancer was not a laughing matter, but ironically his 44 radiation treatments were filled with many laughs thanks to the staff at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Forest Park Community Center
New Lenox, IL (Aug. 28, 2014)—The Forest Park Community Center recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Joliet resident Dariyon Woods. Woods will be attending Northern Illinois University this fall. Funding for the scholarship was made possible by a grant from the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission. The purpose of Silver Cross’s Healthy Community Commission is to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth. One of the not-for-profit organization’s main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet.