Silver Cross Hospital

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Loss and grief can make the holidays difficult; know that you’re not alone.   

For the 8th straight time, Silver Cross Hospital has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. 

Retired Medical Secretary Gets Good News When Tumor Shrinks by 85%

Metastatic colon cancer is a frightening diagnosis, but a revolutionary treatment at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox is giving hope – and delivering promising results – to patients like Linda Poteracki.

For Homer Glen mom Jennifer Jeffries, the outpatient Silver Cross Endoscopy Center is the perfect fit for her family of five children, ages 16 to 22. 

That’s because Jeffries, a two-year colon cancer survivor, has a genetic condition known as Lynch Syndrome that puts her children at high risk for developing colon and other forms of cancer. Regular screening, beginning at age 20, is critical for early detection. 

The Silver Cross Diabetes Center will host Taking Charge of Diabetes Saturday, Nov. 10. The free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Convenient parking and complimentary shuttle service are available. 

“Since 1996, we have helped thousands of diabetics and their family members to live with this chronic disease that if not cared for appropriately, could lead to heart disease, blindness and amputation” says Tina Bona, Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator with the Silver Cross Diabetes Center.  “Holding this event is just one of the ways we are committed to improving the quality of life for our patients and area residents living with diabetes.” 

Attendees will be able to participate in a variety of lectures and interactive programs about diet, exercise, carb counting, holiday eating tips and more. Participants will leave with tools to help manage diabetes for life. Speakers include endocrinologist Dr. Veena Nadkarni and certified diabetes educators. Other highlights include "Ask the Pharmacist" and free body mass index (BMI) measurements and blood pressure checks. To register, visit 

The Silver Cross Diabetes Center is one of the area’s first American Diabetes Association’s recognized quality comprehensive diabetes management programs. The Diabetes Center, which is located in Pavilion A on the Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, provides a personalized, outpatient program for individuals with diabetes and their family members. Certified Diabetes Educator nurses and dietitians work closely with patients and their physicians to develop a personalized program teaching participants diabetes self-management skills necessary to stay healthy and in control of their blood sugar levels. The program includes everything from medical management to meal planning and physical fitness recommendations. For more information, call the Silver Cross Diabetes Center at (815) 300-7781 (English) or (815) 300-5992 (Spanish).

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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.