Rewarding Mothers Today and Everyday

Posted on : 04-22-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Health Tips, I Matter Benefits, Mammography, News, breast cancer

Moms are busy women.  They take care of their family, home and community.  Because they matter in the lives of so many, Silver Cross Hospital rewards these special women for taking care of themselves—not just on Mother’s Day, but every day.  Women who join the free IMatter program receive valuable discounts at over 120 local businesses just for getting a mammogram at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health.  Click here to sign-up or for more information about the program.

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is also offering digital screening mammograms for just $100 for those who prefer to pay at time of appointment; insurance will not be billed.   Women can take advantage of the discounted price by requesting an appointment online or calling (815) 300-7076 during the month of May to schedule an appointment before June 30, 2014.  A doctor’s order is required for the mammogram. Don’t have a doctor?  Call 1-888-660-HEAL or  click here for a free referral.

Advanced Diagnostics, Special Care

The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health represents a unique concept in women’s healthcare. Located on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, the Center was the first in the region to provide an advanced level of diagnostics coupled with specialized care for women in one convenient location. Set in a spa-like environment, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health offers a variety of healthcare services designed around a woman’s needs and lifestyle including mammography, breast ultrasound including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, stereotactic biopsy, bone densitometry, and a breast cancer support group.

“At the Center, we use only digital mammography technology to provide our patients with the best service and care,” says Marci Vasiliades, Manager of the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health. “Patients can bring their old films in and we will scan and transfer them to the digital format for easy comparison.”

Digital mammograms also simplify the procedure for women. Although compression of the breasts is still important when performing digital mammography, the compression paddles are warmer and more flexible, which ultimately provide women with a more comfortable experience.  Following the screening, women can call a 24-hour mammogram hotline to obtain their test results alleviating any anxiety. 

“Our patients really enjoy the service and the amenities,” said Vasiliades.  “They consistently rank us in the top 2% in the nation for patient satisfaction according to Press Ganey.

Silver Cross is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

In addition to having this special accreditation, the Center is also unique in that there is a Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN™).  This specialized nurse guides patients through the next steps in their care.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health

More discounts for I Matter Members

Posted on : 04-04-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits

Ladies, pull out your I Matter cards and start shopping!  We are excited to announce that 50 businesses have recently joined the I Matter program offering you valuable discounts of 5% or more just for getting your annual health screenings—either a mammogram or heart test!

7 Paintball & Airsoft
A Carriage Awaits Limousine
Advantage3 CPAs
Aged 2 Perfection
An English Garden Flowers & Gifts
Angel’s Trumpet Gifts
ANM & Associates, Inc.
Aqua Green Dispositions
Basinger’s Pharmacy
Bibian Bros Auto
Briosa Boutique
Budget Blinds
CP Meat Market
Curves
Dairy Queen
David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry
DeRe Tire & Auto, Inc.
DesRochers Backyard Pools Inc
Duke’s Catering
Expert Plumbing Service Inc
FirstMed USA
Generation Bliss
Gina Cristine Photography
Heart & Sole Dance
Hope’s Kitchen
Leo & Sons Carpet Cleaning
Lincolnway Florist
Look Nu Car Wash & Detail Center
MR Moonwalks
My Sister’s and Me Boutique
New Star Jewelers
Red Roof Inn
Salem Village Nursing & Rehab.LLC
Smithereen Pest  Management
The Flower Cottage
The UPS Store
Tom Kelly’s Chophouse & Pub
Tropical Smoothie Café
Velocita Technology
Vintage Chauffeuring
Zaborac Counseling Group
Zilinsky Financial Service

 

If your card has expired—it means that it is time to get your annual screening.  Call (815) 300-7076 to schedule an appointment.  Keep in mind a doctor’s order is required for mammograms.  Or you can request an appointment online

Don’t have a card, simply sign-up online to become an I Matter member online.  You will receive your card at the time of your screening.

 

 

 

 

I Matter Benefit: $25 off Cache’

Posted on : 03-12-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, breast cancer

One of the newest I Matter membership business partners, Caché offers a contemporary collection for the fashion-conscious woman. From day wear to night life, Caché has something for every woman. Known for their bold and exciting prints, Caché specializes in lifestyle sportswear and dresses. Located in Orland Square Mall, this retailer is the go-to place. I Matter members who shop here will receive $25 off of $125 spent or $50 off of $250 spent.

 How can you save at Cache?

It’s easy! Once you have joined the free Silver Cross I Matter program, you will receive your membership card when you come in for your annual mammogram or baseline heart screening. You can request an appointment online or by calling 815-300-7076. Keep in mind that a physician’s order is required for all mammograms. Your I Matter membership card is your gateway to savings at over 70 local businesses including Cache’.  So, if you are not currently an I Matter member, sign-up online today.

I Matter Benefit: 10% off cleanses and health coaching

Posted on : 03-04-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits

Sharon Dangles is a wellness coach and wants to help you live well and live life with passion by bringing out the very BEST in you. As a I Matter partner, Sharon’s Holistic Living offers a 10% discount to I Matter members on her programs:  either cleanse or individual health coaching. She also offers 25% off on essential oils when you join with a wholesale account for an entire year.   Plus, you will receive a FREE e-book with any purchase. This e-book informs you of where essential oils come from, how to use them, and what oils to use for certain ailments. Aromatherapy through essential oils can have a very powerful effect on your body; not only can the aromas be associated with memories, but your mood can also be altered.

How can YOU take advantge of these wonderful discounts from Sharon’s Holistic Living?  It’s as simple as signing up for the free Silver Cross I Matter program online.  Once you have joined I Matter, you will receive your membership card when you come to Silver Cross for your annual mammogram or cardiac screening.  You can use this card for valuable discounts with Sharon’s Holistic Living as well as with 70+ other local businesses.   Request a screening appointment online or call (815) 300-7076.  A physician’s order is required for all mammograms.  Don’t wait! Get healthy today!

Paint the Mall Red! Free event at Orland Mall

Posted on : 02-11-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Events, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, News

In celebration of National Heart Month, Silver Cross has partnered with Orland Square to Paint the Mall Red.  This free event will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the upper level Carson’s Court.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of shopping, fashion, fun and health information focusing on the importance of heart health.   In fact, Dr. Corrine Nawrocki*, family medicine physician and Chief-of-Staff Elect at Silver Cross Hospital, will lead an informative discussion on heart attack warning signs in women and what you can and should do to protect yourself from heart disease—the #1 cause of death among both men and women in the U.S.

Do you know your numbers? If not, make sure to stop by the Silver Cross table to have your blood pressure checked.  You can also register to win an amazing gift “red” basket from the Childerguild Gift Shop at Silver Cross (valued at $250).  But that’s not all!  Sign-up to become an I Matter member that night. You will not only receive a gift bag loaded with valuable coupons, health information and other goodies, but you will also be eligible to receive a discount card which can be redeemed at over 70 local businesses including several Orland Square Mall retailers including Cache, Eddie Bauer and Fannie May when you come to the Hospital for your annual mammogram or heart screening.

Paint the Mall Red guests will also enjoy an array of heart healthy refreshments, door prizes and more.  So pull put the red dress, skirt, or scarf and mark your calendars to attend. Oh yeah—and bring a friend too!

*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.

I Matter Benefit: 10% Virgin Mobile

Posted on : 02-11-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits, Mammography, News, breast cancer

Virgin Mobile has been a no contract, wireless service provider since 2002. Offering unlimited 3G web and data plans on android powered devices with no contracts, what could be better?  How about valuable discounts of any product at the Virgin Mobile store at Orland Square Mall?  That’s right.  Now I Matter members can receive 10% off any product when they get their  annual mammogram or heart screening at Silver Cross Hospital

How does it work?

If you are not already an I Matter member, sign-up for free online or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Then call (815) 300-7076 for your annual screening mammogram or baseline heart screening appointment. You can also request an appointment online.  Just a reminder, a physician’s order is required for all mammograms. And, if you call before the end of February to schedule your heart screening, you will also receive a box of Dan’s Homemade Candies.  How sweet is that!

When you come in for your screening appointment, you will receive your I Matter membership card which you can use for valuable savings at over 70 local businesses including Virgin Mobile and other retailers at Orland Square Mall. It’s that simple!

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Posted on : 01-17-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Events, Health Tips, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, News

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately almost 380,000 Americans a year.  In fact, heart disease is so prevalent that it strikes about once every 34 seconds.

“This is why it is so important for individuals to learn if they are at risk or have symptoms so you can make changes in your lifestyle and take proper precautions to prevent heart attack and other complications,” says Dr. Kathleen Drinan, cardiologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital. 

Screenings, Sweets and Savings

In recognition of National Heart Month, Silver Cross Hospital is offering discounted screenings for individuals and couples for those who call during February to schedule an appointment. In addition, patients will receive a complimentary box of Dan’s Homemade Candies as well as valuable discounts at Orland Square Mall and other local business. 

Two different tests are available at the Hospital located at I-355 and Route 6 New Lenox and the Silver Cross Health Center at 143rd St. and Bell Rd. in Homer Glen. 

  • Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment 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. Cost is $75 per couple or $40 per person.
  • Calcium Artery Scoring uses a high speed CT scanner to measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55 who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. Cost is $300 per couple or $200 per person.

Cash, check or credit/debit card will be accepted at time of appointment.  Insurance will not be billed.  Call (815) 300-7076 to schedule an appointment. 

Women Should Take Note

Heart disease has taken over as the number one killer of women. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims the lives of one in three. That’s roughly one death each minute. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same as in men.

“There are a several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk,” says Dr. Drinan.  “Many of my patients believe that the telltale sign of a heart attack is extreme chest pain. But in reality, women are somewhat more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.”

Other symptoms women should look out for are dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen and extreme fatigue.

To learn more about the facts of heart disease and what women need to do to prevent heart attacks, join cardiologist Kathleen Drinan, D.O. for a Women & Heart Disease “Girl Talk” on Wednesday. Feb. 5.  The free program will be held in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Register to attend online or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

I Matter Benefit: 10% off a Massage

Posted on : 12-26-2013 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits

Now that the holidays are winding down, why not de-stress and start the new year relaxed with a massage from Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM)?

Best of all—I Matter Members received a 10% discount on therapeutic massages at their facilities in New Lenox and Joliet.  It’s our way of rewarding you for taking care of yourself by getting your annual health check-ups.  It’s all part of the Silver Cross free I Matter program

Not a Member?

No problem.  All you have to do is sign-up at http://imatter.silvercross.org/imatter/join. It’s quick and easy.  We will then send you a welcome kit with instructions on how to schedule your annual mammogram or heart screening at Silver Cross Hospital as well as information on other member benefits.  When you come to Silver Cross for your test, you will receive an I Matter benefit card which can be used for your massage at Integrated Physical Medicine and over 55 other local business for amazing discounts.

You see, at Silver Cross, it matters to us that you take care of yourself in this year and the next with an important screening, a little shopping and a soothing massage!

I Matter Member Benefit: 20% off at Eddie Bauer

Posted on : 12-10-2013 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits

Have you heard that when you have your annual mammogram or heart screening at Silver Cross Hospital, you are eligible for 20% off at Eddie Bauer in Orland Square Mall?

That’s right!  It’s our way of rewarding you for taking care of yourself by getting your annual health check-ups.  It’s all part of our free I Matter program.  All you have to do is sign-up at www.Imatter.silvercross.org. It’s quick and easy.  We will then send you a welcome kit with instructions on how to schedule your screenings and information on other member benefits.  When you come to Silver Cross for your test, you will receive an I Matter benefit card which can be used at Eddie Bauer and over 55 other local business for amazing discounts.

With the holidays, you may not have time to get in for your screenings.  We understand.  You are busy lady, which is why we wanted to let you know that Eddie Bauer is offering great deals throughout the month of December including sales up to 50% off. 

So start shopping!  And don’t forget to schedule your mammogram for after the first of the year.  Request an appointment online or call (815) 300-7076.  A physician’s order is required at time of appointment.

 It matters to us that you get your annual mammogram if you are over the age of 40 or have a family history of breast cancer.  So give yourself the best gift or all this holiday season.  The gift of good health—and maybe a warm sweater from Eddie Bauer too!

I Matter Members: Save at Orland Square Stores

Posted on : 11-20-2013 | By : tsimons | In : I Matter Benefits, News

We have some exciting news for you! Silver Cross I Matter members can now receive valuable discounts at several stores in Orland Square Mall when you come to Silver Cross Hospital for your annual mammogram or heart screening!

To receive your discount, simply show your Blue or Yellow official I Matter™ membership card at time of purchase. You can also use your I Matter™ membership card at over 50 other participating businesses for 5-10% off your purchases.

Expired Card

If your I Matter™ membership card has expired, no worries. It just means that it is time for your annual mammogram or heart screening. Simply click here or call (815) 300-7076 to request an appointment. And remember, a physician’s order is required for a mammogram.

Not a Member

If you are not an I Matter member, join for free today.  You, too, can take advantage of these great deals once you come to Silver Cross for your annual health screening.

As a trusted healthcare partner with exceptional services for women, I Matter™ is our way of adding extra value to the most valuable asset of all—your good health and the great life that comes with it. Thank you for choosing Silver Cross!