Silver Cross Offers Classes and Support Groups in November
Silver Cross Hospital offers a variety of health education classes and support groups during the month of November. For more information or to register, visit www.silvercross.org.
AHA Healthcare Provider BLS CPR
LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs and CNAs (and students) will learn one- and two-person infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. Participants will receive their American Heart Association certificate at the successful completion of the course. This course is for health care providers only. The AHA Healthcare Provider BLS CPR class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Silver Cross Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $65 per person. Register at www.silvercross.org.
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery to Treat Back and Neck Pain
Living with neck and back pain can be debilitating. Join Dr. Chintan Sampat, orthopedic spine surgeon, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 8 to 9 a.m., as he discusses the latest treatment options to help you find a new path to pain relief. Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery to Treat Back and Neck Pain is a free program and will be held at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register at www.silvercross.org.
Taking Charge of Diabetes
Living with diabetes can be challenging at times, but you can take charge of it! Silver Cross is hosting Taking Charge of Diabetes, a free event on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participate in a variety of lectures and interactive programs about diet, exercise, carb counting, holiday eating tips and more! Leave with tools to help manage diabetes for life! Speakers include certified diabetes educators and experts on diabetes care. Other highlights include “Ask the Pharmacist” and free body mass index (BMI) measurements and blood pressure checks. Register at www.silvercross.org.
Modern Options for Hip and Knee Replacement
Sore hip and knees can affect even the simplest day-to-day tasks. Join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bigart, fellowship trained in hip and knee replacements, on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 8 to 9 a.m. as he talks about the latest options that reduce pain, restore mobility and help get you back to an active lifestyle. Modern Options for Hip and Knee Replacement will be held at the Silver Cross Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register at www.silvercross.org.
A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding including establishing a milk supply, breast pumps, avoiding difficulties and more on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $15 per person for the one-day class. Register at www.silvercross.org
The Facts about Heart Failure
Join interventional cardiologist Dr. Hong Jun Yun as he discusses conditions that can increase your risk of developing heart failure. Get the facts about heart failure, what causes it and more on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Silver Cross Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register at www.silvercross.org.
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Silver Cross Hospital will offer a two-part weekday Prepared Childbirth Class on Monday, Nov. 18, and Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. All classes will be held in the hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will receive instruction from a certified childbirth class instructor on breathing and relaxation. She will also review the labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum, and other birthing options. A tour of the Birthing Unit is included. Cost is $80 per couple. Register at www.silvercross.org.
Obesity & Your Health
Looking to lose weight? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? The program is held on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the ReShape® gastric balloon placement, gastric sleeve, and the REALIZE® and LAP-BAND® gastric band systems, and find out who is a candidate for the procedure. Register to attend a free informational session at www.silvercross.org.
Birthing Center Tours
Silver Cross Hospital will offer free Birthing Center Tours for expectant families at the hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The hour-long tours are offered Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and one Tuesday a month at 7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s luxurious birthing suites. Register at www.silvercross.org
Blood Pressure Screenings
Silver Cross offers free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.
Calcium Artery Scoring Screening
Silver Cross Hospital offers a quick and painless test using a high-speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55 who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. This scan is available for $49. Call (815) 300-7076 for an appointment.
Postnatal Physical Therapy Screenings
The Shirley Ryan Ability at Silver Cross offers free postnatal physical therapy screenings for women six weeks to one-year post-delivery and who are experiencing pelvic or perineal pain, urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or separation of the abdominal muscles. Screenings take place at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. During the 15-minute exam, a new mom’s birthing history and current problems will be reviewed. Posture, core and pelvic strength will be screened. To schedule a confidential appointment, call (815) 300-6288.
Women’s Pelvic Health Consultation
Women experiencing urinary incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, pelvic pain, bowel incontinence, constipation, or painful intercourse can meet with a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health issues at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross—located at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, First Floor. Our experts offer effective, non-invasive solutions to treat conditions that affect the body’s pelvic structure that can cause pain and loss of function affecting every aspect of life. To schedule your 15-minute complimentary consultation, call 815-300-7110.
Bariatric Support Group
Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery hosts a free Bariatric Support Group for individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants should call 815-717-8744 for more information.
Baby Bereavement Support Group
Silver Cross Hospital offers a support group for parents who have experienced loss during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after, or from early Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Baby Bereavement Support Group will meet Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the hospital’s Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. For more information, visit www.silvercross.org.
Breastfeeding Support Group
The Silver Cross Birthing Center’s certified lactation consultants will host a free breastfeeding support group meeting on Friday, Nov. 1 and 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. New mothers have many questions and concerns about breastfeeding in the weeks leading up to and after birth. The Breastfeeding Support Group is a way to exchange information and experiences. Infants are welcome to attend. First-time participants should register in advance at www.silvercross.org
Stroke Support Group
Stroke survivor’s family members and caregivers are welcome to attend the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke Support Group. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants should visit www.silvercross.org to register.