Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Familias Unidas por la Educacion
New Lenox, IL (Aug. 13, 2014)—The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has given a $5,000 grant to Familias Unidas por la Educacion organization to provide scholarships to area students. The following students each received a $1,000 scholarship: Enrique Ramirez, Joliet Junior College; Juana Alvarado, Benedictine University; Alejandra Mendoza, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Yaritza Mendoza, Joliet Junior College; and Michael Gonzales, Joliet Junior College.
Silver Cross Celebrates Annual World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
New Lenox, IL (August 11, 2014)— In honor of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, Silver Cross Hospital Lactation Consultants and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) raised awareness for breastfeeding during the annual World Breastfeeding Week Celebration. An informative display table, refreshments, and prizes were available on August 6 in the Birthing Center Lobby at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Silver Cross Hospital’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants answered questions and provided information to hospital visitors and staff members who visited the display.
Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments
New Lenox, IL (August 7, 2014) —Rakesh Chugh, M.D., board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Chugh completed an internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. His office is located with Rakesh Chugh, M.D., 19621 LaGrange Road, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 755-9355.
Silver Cross Hospital Designated as National Robotic Surgery Training Site for General Surgery/Colorectal Cancer Treatment
New Lenox, IL (Aug. 6, 2014)—Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL has been designated a general surgery robotic Epicenter by Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci Si Surgical system. As an official Epicenter training site, surgeons from across the North and South America travel to Silver Cross Hospital every week to learn from Dr. R. A. Gamagami, board certified surgeon, and his surgical team who use the robotic technology for general, colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Gamagami was the first surgeon to perform the area’s first Single-Site™ da Vinci Si Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery) at Silver Cross Hospital and is a leading expert for this and other digestive disorder surgeries in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He is sought out by countless patients—even doctors as patients themselves—who suffer from digestive disorders requiring surgery.
Silver Cross Hosts Free Stroke Symposium for Physicians, Nurses & Paramedics
New Lenox, IL (July 29, 2014)—The Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute will host a free Stroke from the Heart symposium on Saturday, Sept. 6 for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge of the management and treatment of acute stroke. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Advanced registration is required by Aug, 29, 2014. More information is available at www.silvercross.org/neuro or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).