First Surgery Performed Using Innovative da Vinci Robot at Silver Cross Hospital
New Lenox resident’s blocked kidney repaired with state-of-the-art surgical system
New Lenox, IL (April 26, 2012)— Recently, New Lenox resident Lisa Berger was the first patient to benefit from having surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System at Silver Cross Hospital. Berger’s urologist Dr. Thai Nguyen, was the first physician to use the da Vinci robot at Silver Cross as he performed Berger’s pyeloplasty procedure, which reconstructed her blocked kidney.
Find Your Child’s Voice
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital offers free screenings in May
New Lenox, IL (April 25, 2012)— Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month each May to raise public awareness of speech and language disorders that affect 14 million Americans.
Silver Cross Benefits Community with $29 Million in Charity Care & Help
Joliet, IL (April 24, 2012)—According a recent report, in 2011 Silver Cross Hospital provided nearly $29 million in community benefit. Over $8 million was in straight charity care in which Silver Cross does not expect payment from patients. An additional $13.4 million in uncompensated services was given through the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Plus, nearly half of all patients treated in the Silver Cross Emergency Department in 2011 were uninsured or on public aid.
Silver Cross Offers Support Groups in May
New Lenox, IL (April 24, 2012)— Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery hosts a free Bariatric Support Group for individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org to register to attend.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in May
New Lenox, IL (April 23, 2012)— Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health will offer $100 mammograms including the radiologist for patients who call before May 31 to schedule an appointment. A physician’s order is required. Cash, check and credit cards accepted at time of appointment—insurance will not be billed. Call (815) 300-7076 and mention SPECIAL MAMMOGRAM to schedule your mammogram. For a referral to a doctor, call the Silver Cross free Physician Referral Service at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) of visit www.silvercross.org