Silver Cross offers health education programs

Silver Cross Hospital provides an AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Class for LPNs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, and CNAs. This class teaches one and two person, infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. The class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $65 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register.


Causes & Non-Surgical Treatment of Back Pain

Dr. Andrew Hendrix, medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, will explain the common causes of low back pain and provide options on how to feel better without surgery Monday, Jan. 20.  This free program will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox.  Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


Modern Diagnosis & Treatment of Stroke

Do you know where to go if your loved one suffers a stroke?  Join Dr. Richard Burgess, neurointerventional radiologist and stroke neurologist with the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to learn about the latest minimally invasive techniques now available at 24/7 Silver Cross Hospital to treat strokes.  This free program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Hospital’s conference center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A., New Lenox. Participants will receive a complimentary Stroke Awareness Kit.  Register to attend at www.silvercross.org/neuro or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 

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. (including New Year’s Day) at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band gastric band systems, find out who is a candidate for the procedure, and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


Pain In The Neck

Did you have a back injury at home or at your job? Are you suffering from neck pain, pain and numbness in your shoulders, arms, hands, or have trouble with your balance and coordination? You could be living with a Disc Herniation or Cervical Spinal Stenosis. Dr. Kris Siemionow, spine surgeon, will discuss the causes, diagnosis and treatment options to alleviate the narrowing of the spinal canal in your neck on Thursday, Jan. 30.  This free program will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox.  Please bring your imaging MRI and CT Scan CDs if you would like them reviewed. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 8 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services. 


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