Silver Cross Hospital

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Joliet man cured of sleep apnea after losing more than 150 pounds in one year at Silver Cross Hospital

Phil Martinez had success with weight loss in the past, but found it very difficult to stay on track. Over time, he reached 360 pounds; a far cry from the 179 pounds he weighed when he married his wife in 1989.

Afshan Ahmed, D.O., board certified emergency medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Midwestern University in Downers Grove. She completed an emergency medicine residency at Midwestern University. Her office is located with EM Strategies, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, New Lenox.

Silver Cross Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. 

Patients can be tested for breast, ovarian, colorectal, and other cancers

Cancer is never an easy topic to discuss, but thanks to a new program offered at The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, patients can take an active role in preventing the disease. The Cancer Center is now offering genetic testing and counseling for breast, ovarian, colorectal, and other cancers. 

More than 300 current and former patients visited the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Center at Silver Cross Hospital on June 23 to celebrate the center’s five-year anniversary. The Cancer Center opened June 19, 2012, and has helped treat more than 1,300 patients during the last five years.

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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.