sc speak podcastSilver Cross Speaks Podcast
Joe Tippett of 1340 WJOL radio personality joins Silver Cross Hospital every Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to discuss current healthcare issues and new services available at the Will County Hospital.


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Dr. Silvio Morales, Jr., Emergency Medicine Physician at the Silver Cross Free Standing Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen and Silver Cross Hospital, share prevention tips for winter illnesses and injuries including hypothermia, frostbite and falls.

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Matt Boebel, Administrative Director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross, and Peggy Gricus, Vice President, Patient Care Services at Silver Cross Hospital, discuss the exciting new partnership between RIC and Silver Cross Hospital. This newly formed alliance brings world-class rehabilitation services to patients needing treatment for a wide range of conditions close to home.

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Cherrish Jany, Registered Nurse of (BMI) Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Coordinator at Silver Cross Hospital, share information about the free Weight Loss Surgery Fair held on January 23 at Silver Cross Hospital. The purpose of the event is to educate people interested in weight loss surgery and discover ways to lose weight to fulfill a New Year's resolution. Jany also discusses the obesity epidemic in America.

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Paul Pawlak, Silver Cross Hospital President and CEO, and Dr. Joanne Smith, President and CEO of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), discuss the new strategic partnership between Silver Cross and the #1 rehabilitation hospital in America. This new partnership provides top-notch rehabilitative care not only to Joliet, but to the growing Will county communities.

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Drs. Sunil Shroff and John Dongas, Cardiologists specializing in Electrophysiology with the Heartland Cardiovascular Center at Silver Cross Hospital, discuss the warning signs, diagnosis and treatment of significant electrical heart disorders such as arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.

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Dr. Daniel Checco, Medical Director of the Silver Cross Free-Standing Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, shares the many benefits that patients receive when being treated at the Homer Glen facility. He also discusses warning signs for individuals who may seek immediate care.

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Marybeth Antone, Administrative Director of Diagnostic Imaging & Cardiology and the Silver Cross Center for Women's Health and Marci Vasiliades, Manager of the Silver Cross Center for Women's Health, share reasons why there was a need for a separate women's facility. The new women's center offers an advanced level of diagnostic care including mammograms, breast ultrasounds, bone densitometry and other unique women's health services.

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Geoffrey Tryon, Vice President of Operations at Silver Cross Hospital, and Peggy Gricus, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Silver Cross Hospital, talk about the latest updates on the replacement hospital construction. They explain how the architectural design was influenced by the staff, physicians and most importantly, the needs of the patients.

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Diane Mangan, Nurse Clinician at the Silver Cross Diabetes Center, dissects the facts and myths about diabetes, a disorder that affects 26 million people. She also talks about the exceptional services of the Silver Cross Diabetes Center, one of the first centers in the area to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

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Dr. Thomas Hurley, Neurosurgeon at Southwest Suburban Neurosurgery (located at Silver Cross Hospital), defines neurosurgery and nervous system disorders related to the brain and spinal cord. He also shares the methods of treatment Southwest Suburban Neurosurgery offers to patients with various nervous system injuries.

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Ruth Colby, Vice President of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer and Mark Jepson, Vice President of Human Resources, discuss the stringent process of how Silver Cross Hospital achieved the accomplishment of being named a 100 Top Hospital for the 6th straight year. They also preview upcoming events on the new replacement hospital campus such as the I-Matter Celebration of Health as well as an update on the future hospital move.