Routine Colonoscopy Finds Cancer, Robotic Surgery Speeds Recovery
(May 17, 2016) John McEvoy tries to stay in shape. He walks three miles a day and gets regular physicals and health screenings. So when the 62-year-old Mokena man underwent a routine colonoscopy at nearby Silver Cross Hospital in December, he was surprised when doctors found a cancerous tumor in his colon. Fortunately, they caught it early and removed the tumor with robotic surgery techniques allowing John a faster recovery.
Advisory Board Gives $34,000 to Silver Cross Hospital
(May 12, 2016)— The Advisory Board recently gave Silver Cross Hospital $34,000.This final payment is part of the Advisory Board’s $125,000 pledge to help fund the purchase a new echocardiography (Echo) machine with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe to perform a TEE test that uses sound waves to create high-quality moving pictures of the heart and blood vessels.
Siona Health Care Boutique Offers Specialized Products and Convenient Services for Cancer Patients at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital
(May 11, 2016) — Area cancer patients now have access to an innovative shop called Siona Health Care Boutique at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital. The Siona Boutique staff collaborates with oncology physicians, surgeons and therapists from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital (RIC) offering specialized products and services conveniently in one location to help aid cancer patients with their physical and emotional healing.
Christa McAuliffe Elementary School Students Donate Books to Pediatric Patients at Silver Cross Hospital
(May 3, 2016)— Five students from Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Tinley Park wanted to give back to the community. So these conscientious fourth-grade students organized a group called JLSA, using each of the student’s initials, to implement a service project to benefit the community. Julia Vela, Julia O’Toole, Layla Martino, Sarah Andrews, and Ava Andrea, organized book drives and donated over 300 gently used books to Silver Cross Hospital for pediatric patients on April 26.
Silver Cross Health Center Open House Draws Large Crowd
(April 20, 2016)— Over 350 area residents attended the community Open House on April 14 at the Silver Cross Health Center located at 12701 W. 143rd St. in Homer Glen. The celebration was kicked off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome Women’s Primary Health Partners – Dr. Sunitha Avula, Roseann Horan, and Marie Veldman to the community. The all-female group, which recently relocated their office to the Silver Cross Health Center, has dedicated their practice solely to the primary healthcare needs of women.