Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission Provides Books to the Fairmont Grade School – District #89
The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission and Discover Books recently donated over 1,500 books to the Fairmont Grade – District #89. Jay Michael Holder of the J. F. Holder Foundation heard the cry of Fairmont School District #89 regarding their need of books and contacted the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission for assistance.
First MAKO Robotic-arm Knee Surgery Performed on Mokena Resident at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital
Hope Marsden suffered from intense pain in her right knee. Since the bones in her knees were rubbing against one another, climbing stairs became painfully challenging. At the suggestion of her family practice physician, Marsden met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tom Antkowiak. She tried cortisone injections to relieve her discomfort, but the pain never subsided. Together, they decided that the best course of treatment was for her to have surgery. So on August 8, Marsden became the first patient to have partial knee replacement robotic surgery using the new Mako™ System at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
Childerguild to Recognize Paul Pawlak & Dr. Cheryl McCarthy at Annual Ball on November 19
Childerguild will host its 88th annual Ball Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. This year’s theme is “Tropical Paradise.” The evening’s festivities will include music by the Don Cagen Orchestra and the presentation of the Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence for Healthcare to Paul Pawlak and the Silver Cross Sangmeister Medal of Excellence for Community Service to community leader Dr. Cheryl McCarthy.
Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction
23 Physicians and Nurse Midwives Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide
New Lenox Man’s Chronic Heartburn Sign of Esophageal Cancer & Barrett’s Esophagus
Cancer Gone after treatment at Silver Cross Advanced Endoscopy Center
Jim Salerno had chronic heartburn that just wouldn’t go away. His doctor referred him to an expert in digestive diseases to see if there was something more serious going on. There was. While performing an upper endoscopy, Dr. Kamran Ayub, medical director of the Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross Hospital, suspected the 69 year old New Lenox man had gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD and Barrett’s esophagus, a serious complication brought on by chronic heartburn along with years of smoking. But that wasn't all, Dr. Ayub also found a small nodule in the esophagus, that he suspected was carcinoma esophagus.