Orland Park Woman without Typical Cardiac Risk Factors Overcomes Heart Disease
As 47 year-old Mary Pat Falloon was hiking with her girlfriends in the Arizona mountains, she noticed a heaviness sensation in her chest and down both her arms. “I was living a healthy lifestyle – I exercised regularly and my weight, blood pressure and cholesterol were in normal ranges,” said Mary Pat Falloon, a resident of Orland Park. “However to be safe, I had a stress test with my extremely skilled cardiologist Dr. Kathleen Drinan, who determined that I had a blockage. Then I had a coronary angiogram that found a 95% blockage in my right coronary artery. I was treated with a coronary stent, and for several years been blessed with no further cardiac incidents.”
Local Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon Bringing Advanced Breast Reconstruction Techniques to Silver Cross Hospital Patients
New Lenox, IL (Jan. 26, 2015)—At just 32 years old, Dr. Matthew Endara is frequently called upon by his colleagues to help patients after a traumatic injury or illness. The young plastic and reconstructive surgeon is using his advanced training to bring the latest techniques for rebuilding limbs and muscles using the most cutting-edge techniques and technology to patients at Silver Cross Hospital. His unique approach ensures that each patient has the best opportunity for a successful outcome—regardless of how small or complex the procedure.
Silver Cross Recognizes “Top Docs” for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction
41 Physicians Rank in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide
New Lenox, IL (Jan. 22, 2015)—Silver Cross recently recognized 60 physicians on the hospital’s medical staff for outstanding patient satisfaction from August 2013 to September 2014.
Growing Cancer Services to Shrink More Tumors
New Lenox, IL (Jan. 22, 2015)—More and more patients are choosing the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital prompting the need to expand radiation therapy services.
Silver Cross Offers Health Screenings in February
New Lenox, IL (Jan. 19, 2015)—Keep your heart running smoothly with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment. The $40 screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. A 12-hour fast is required. Individuals who call (815) 300-7076 during the month of February to schedule an appointment at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen or Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox will receive a heart-healthy smoothie in a keepsake cup from Café 1900 at Silver Cross Hospital, an I Matter card which can be used for valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses; and will be entered in a raffle to win a NutriBullet. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted at time of appointment. Insurance will not be billed.