Marybeth Antone to Speak at San Diego Women’s Healthcare Symposium

Posted on : 03-26-2010 | By : tsimons | In : News

Marybeth Antone is the Administrative Director for Imaging and Cardiology Services at Silver Cross Hospital, and she will be using her years of experience to provide an expert’s perspective on integrating women’s services in healthcare fields.

Marybeth will be speaking at NAMA’s Excellence in Women’s Healthcare Symposium in San Diego, which will be taking place March 30 and 31. Marybeth is wrapping up Day 1 of the symposium and will talk about the design and development of the Center for Women’s Health, our implementation of digital mammography, the task of spreading the word about the Center.

In April, once the event has concluded, we will be interviewing Marybeth on the blog. We’ll find out about her experience in San Diego, what she learned, and why the Center for Women’s Health was asked to take part in the symposium. Be on the lookout for that, and in the meantime, visit our newly redesigned page to get a feel for what the Center for Women’s Health is all about.

Check Out Our Center For Women’s Health Podcast

Posted on : 03-24-2010 | By : tsimons | In : Podcast

healthcare podcastSilver Cross Speaks is a podcast featuring 1340 WJOL radio personality Joe Tippett, who 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.

On February 22, 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, shared reasons why there was a need for a separate women’s facility at Silver Cross. To listen to the podcast, just click on the link below.

[Silver Cross Speaks: 2/22/2010]

An Invitation to our Business Partners

Posted on : 03-24-2010 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Celebration of Health, Events

On June 18th, 2010, we will be hosting the Silver Cross I Matter Celebration of Health, and we would like to extend an invitation to you. This event replaces our annual Women’s Health Fair and will be held on our campus at I355 an Route 6 in New Lenox. To help you get the most out of the event, we’re offering you the opportunity for a booth where you can showcase your business in front of over 1,000 attendees. For more information and to reserve your space today, check out the PDF below. To download it to your computer, just click the “Download” button at the top-right corner.

SC Sponsor Flyers-IMatter 3-23-10

Booths cost just $75 if reserved by April 15 and $125 if by May 15. Other sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, please contact Molly Scroggins at (815) 740-7132 or

Mammogram Patient offers some Kind Words

Posted on : 03-23-2010 | By : tsimons | In : Mammography

It was time for Mary Kay Campbell’s annual mammogram. She had seen a show about the new Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health on a local cable station and thought she would try it out.

“I was blown away,” the 50 year-old New Lenox resident said. “The Center was so calming and welcoming but most importantly my mammogram was quick and completely pain-free!” Read further

Kerry Sayers of 670 The Score stops by for a mammogram

Posted on : 03-18-2010 | By : tsimons | In : Mammography, Video

670 The Score’s Kerry Sayers stopped by the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health recently for her mammogram. Video cameras captured her visit, and below you’ll see a glimpse into our quick and spa-like mammogram process.

Scheduling a mammogram of your own at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is a breeze. Just request an appointment to get started!

Benefits of Digital Mammography

Posted on : 03-15-2010 | By : tsimons | In : Mammography

An estimated 211,240 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. That’s 578 diagnoses per day. Against such daunting numbers, women have a responsibility to gain control of their own health simply by asking their doctor to prescribe an annual screening mammogram.

What is digital mammography?
Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer. This not only simplifies the process for the patient, but also makes the data easier to examine, manipulate and transfer since it is stored electronically. Read further

The Facts About Fibroids

Posted on : 03-15-2010 | By : tsimons | In : Events, Fibroids

Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is hosting a free program about Uterine Fibroid Treatment, planned for Thursday, March 18. Visit our Events Page for more details.

Fibroid tumors may sound like a serious condition, but for many women, they’re just a fact of life. Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the walls of the uterus. Each fibroid grows when a single cell in the uterine wall becomes supersensitive to estrogen. The more estrogen that’s present, the bigger the fibroid may grow. Fibroids sometimes grow quite large during pregnancy, but shrink afterward. They also often shrink or disappear after menopause, when estrogen levels drop.

Many women have questions about fibroids. Here are the facts. Read further

Welcome to the brand new Silver Cross Blog

Posted on : 03-01-2010 | By : tsimons | In : Welcome!

center women's healthHere at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, we pride ourselves on being a unique coordinated healthcare and advanced diagnostics center. Upon entering, one quickly sees that this is not a typical healthcare facility.

The environment is spa-like and soothing, the care is progressive and patient-focused and same-day diagnostic results are available. This environment has made us a popular option for women’s health in Chicagoland.

That said, we understand the difficulty that comes with putting your trust in a new healthcare facility. So whether you’re a Silver Cross regular or just checking things out, our brand new blog is built for you. You can expect to find:

  • Information on upcoming events and classes, on subjects including osteoporosis, mammography and menopause, among many others
  • Why you should get your mammogram at Silver Cross
  • How to get discounts at local businesses just for getting your annual mammogram or heart screening

At the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, we will provide you with healthcare that integrates your needs, your concerns, and your lifestyle into a complete path to wellness. It’s a partnership that puts each woman at the center.

We recognize that women sit at the center of multiple worlds. And because each individual woman matters to so many, her health matters to us. It matters that she gets regular health screenings. And it matters that she gets the very best care close to home.