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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. Participants will learn one and two person, infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking.  Class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 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. 

Importance of Colon Cancer screening

Dr. Doug Lee, gastroenterologist, will share why it is important for men and women to have regular colorectal screenings beginning at age 50 at a free program on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  All participants will receive free colon cancer screening kits.  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). 

Women and Heart Disease—Update 2014

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. That's approximately one woman every minute. Join Dr. Kathleen Drinan, cardiologist, on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to learn the facts about heart disease and what women need to do to prevent heart attacks. This free program will be held in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox.  Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register. 

You’re Raising My Blood Pressure!

Join Dr. Priya Shastri, family practice physician, to get a better insight into one of the most common and often undetected medical conditions facing us today—hypertension or high blood pressure. This free lecture will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox at 6:30 p.m.  Participants will learn about the various causes, complications and treatments available to help control this condition. 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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