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Silver Cross Offers Health Education Classes in February

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 16, 2013)— 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, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 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.

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Burning Your Heartburn & Preventing Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Kamran Ayub, Medical Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross, will discuss the latest endovascular treatments to eliminate chronic heartburn and prevent Barrett’s Esophagus, which can lead to cancer on Monday, Feb. 25. This free program will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Hysterectomy Options

1 in 3 women will face hysterectomy but with tiny incisions and great precision you can be back to life faster. Join Dr. Nahla Merhi, co-director of the Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery at Silver Cross, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to learn about the latest surgical options for hysterectomies including robot surgery. This free program will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org 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. 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). 

Stroke:  State-of-the-Art Treatment Options

Dr. Harish Shownkeen, Medical Director of the Neuro Interventional Surgery Program at Silver Cross, will discuss the latest minimally invasive treatment and recovery options for new and recurrent strokes Tuesday, Feb. 14.  Stroke: State-of-the-Art Treatment Options will be heldin theSilver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit www.silvercross.org to register for the free program. 

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 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. 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).

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