I Matter Members Save at My Sisters & Me Boutique

Posted on : 09-29-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Discounts, I Matter Benefits

10641252_10152405562096819_4647482280088874045_nIt’s boots season ladies! And the word on the street is that we are expecting another harsh Midwest winter. So you had better stock up, which means a pair in ever color. And while you are at it, better grab a sassy scarf or two as well. Just stop by My Sisters and Me Boutique located in the Trolley Barn in historic downtown Frankfort. Owner Corey Weaver offers stylish and outside-the-department-store clothing options for women along with a wide variety of accessories including the popular Brighton. Every day the store looks different with new items arriving every week.

i matter logo 2By partnering with Silver Cross, Corey rewards women for getting their annual health screenings like a mammogram and heart test with valuable discounts on every purchase. Just present your I Matter card when you are ready to check out.

How do I get an I Matter card, you ask? It’s quite easy. First you have to sign-up for the I Matter program. Don’t worry, it’s free. Once you register you will receive important information to help you stay healthy including invitations to special events as well as coupons and other perks from over 100 local businesses throughout the year. Then, when you come to Silver Cross for your annual mammogram or cardiac test, we will hand you your very own I Matter card so you can start shopping and enjoy all the other benefits that come with taking care of yourself.

My Sisters and Me Boutique is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, click here or call (815) 464-8373.

 

I Matter Benefit: Pampered Puppy Dog Grooming

Posted on : 09-15-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Discounts, I Matter Benefits

e663c880d0d0400559096d666b434798Does your pooch need a pedicure or maybe a mud treatment and massage? Why not book an appointment with Pampered Puppy Dog Grooming and save 5-10% off? Just present your Silver Cross I Matter card at time of service for valuable savings on your dog’s next grooming. If you don’t have an I Matter card or need a new one, sign-up today online and you will receive your card next time your come to Silver Cross from your annual Mammogram or Cardiac Screening.

With over 20 years of professional experience in dog grooming, Joanne Polyak, the owner of Pampered Puppy Dog Grooming, is a graduate of Midwest School of Dog Grooming. She has owned dogs her entire life and care about each one of her “clients” as if they were her own. The shop is located off River Rd.–between Black Rd. and Jefferson St. in Shorewood

She offers the following services for your canine companion:

  • Nail Trims/Nail Filing
  • Bath and Brush Out
  • Bath and Haircut/Full Service Grooming
  • Teethbrushing
  • PlaqClnz Oral Hygiene Tarter/Plaque Removal
  • Madra Mor Mud Treatments with oatmeal bath and massage
  • Special shampoos available: Oatmeal, Whitening, Neem, hypo-allergenic

To schedule an appointment, call (815) 260-0026.

I Matter Benefits: Curves

Posted on : 08-26-2014 | By : tsimons | In : I Matter Benefits

 

Curves Open House Full Page FlyerDid you know that I Matter members can save 5-10% off their membership at the following Curves?

  • Crete                                
  • Frankfort                           
  • Joliet                                 
  • Manhattan/Elwood          
  • New Lenox                       

Just present your I Matter card at any of the participating locations listed above. If you don’t have an I Matter card, you will receive one when you come to Silver Cross Hospital for your annual mammography* or heart screening.  To schedule an appointment, call (815)  300-7076.

If you are not an I Matter member, click here to join our free program!  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reap the rewards at over 100 local businesses including Curves just for taking care of yourself.

 

* A physician’s order is required for a mammography screening.

 

September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month: Do you know your numbers?

Posted on : 08-20-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Discounts, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, screening

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Because there’s often a strong correlation between elevated levels of blood cholesterol and heart disease, most healthcare providers consider blood cholesterol testing an extremely valuable diagnostic tool. Cholesterol is associated with a group of fatty substances called lipids that move through the bloodstream attached to proteins.  When the lipid and the protein join, they become a molecule called a lipoprotein. Cholesterol is associated with different lipoproteins, all of which have different effects on cardiovascular health. 

A high level of bad cholesterol and other blood lipids is most often associated with atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits on arterial walls that often leads to heart attacks. Coronary artery disease is also associated with a high blood cholesterol reading.

Measuring cholesterol actually involves three blood fats: low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol (also called “bad” cholesterol); high-density lipoprotein, or HDL cholesterol (also called “good” cholesterol); and triglycerides. In evaluating a person’s cholesterol level, the healthcare provider will look at total cholesterol, triglycerides and the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol.

Most healthcare providers consider that:

  • A total cholesterol level of 240 or above is high. They usually monitor patients with these levels, carefully using regular testing and therapy.
  • A reading of 200 to 239 is considered borderline or high if other cardiac risk factors such as a family history of heart disease are present.
  • A reading below 200 is low and therefore desirable.

If you’re concerned about your risk for heart disease, ask your healthcare provider to check your cholesterol level. If your cholesterol level is too high for good health, ask your healthcare provider to recommend a diet and exercise program that will help bring your cholesterol level down.

Discounted Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment

For just $40 women (and men) can lean their cholesterol levels  including HDL and LDL levels, as well as blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat.  A 12-hour fast is required. You will also receive a  12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. I Matter members will also receive their reward card for valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses.  Screenings are held at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen.   

To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076.

 

I Matter Member’s Save 5-10% at Hope’s Kitchen

Posted on : 08-08-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Discounts, I Matter Benefits, Mammography

Now that the kids are heading back to school, why not make it a point to stop by Hope’s Kitchen for lunch.  Bring the little ones or just the girls.  Either way, you deserve it and will be supporting the community.  The students of Hopewell Academy, a special needs high school in New Lenox, work at Hope’s Kitchen to obtain valuable employment skills.

Everything is made to order—salads, sandwiches and even cupcakes.  Although our personal favorite is their Strawberry Rhubarb pie. Yum!  Hope’s Kitchen is located near Silver Cross Hospital at the corner of Francis and Cedar Roads making it even more convenient to stop by after your doctor’s appointment, mammogram or other medical service.  If you are short on time, you can call 815-463-8875 and they will have it ready for pick-up.  The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Best of all, I Matter members receive 5-10% off with every order when you present your blue or yellow I Matter discount card. 

If you don’t have an I Matter card, no worries. Just follow these simple steps to get yours:

Not a current I Matter member?  Sign-up online for free.  You will receive your discount card when you come to Silver Cross for your annual mammogram or heart screening. You can request an appointment online or call (815) 300-7076.  As a reminder, a doctor’s order is required for all mammograms.

Expired or lost card?  You will receive a new card the next time you come in for your screenings. So don’t wait too long. It’s important that you take care of yourself and get a piece of that famous homemade pie!

I Matter Member Discounts on Pain Relief/Massages

Posted on : 07-21-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits

The physicians and staff at Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) believe that no one should have to live with chronic pain which is why IPM  is offering discounts to Silver Cross Hospital I Matter members. Just present your blue or yellow I Matter card at time of service to receive your 5-10% discount.  If you are not an I Matter member, you can sign-up for free.  You will receive your membership card the next time you come to Silver Cross for your annual mammogram or heart screening.  In addition to IPM, you can use your card to receive valuable discounts at over 130 local businesses.

Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) is a multidisciplinary healthcare facility offering the most skilled and comprehensive chiropractic care and massage therapy in our community.  This organization is the first of its kind in this area and has office locations in both New Lenox and Joliet.

IPM is owned and operated by physicians Dr. Scott J. Kenny and Dr. Jon M. Polcyn.  Doctors Kenny and Polcyn are both local New Lenox residents and both graduated from Providence Catholic High School.  The facility in New Lenox has been servicing the healthcare needs of our community since 2010.  The Joliet location opened its doors in 2013.

The physicians and staff at IPM are excited to introduce a revolutionary approach to non-drug and non-surgical treatment and therapies all found under one roof. “IPM wants our patients and community to know that physical problems demand a physical solution and people do not get healthy sitting on couches!” Dr. Kenny contends.

“The unique 360-degree approach has allowed our physicians and staff to have phenomenal success,” Kenny attests. This thorough approach has assisted in treating headaches and migraines; neck, mid back, and lower back pain; shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain; hip, knee, and ankle pain; sciatica; bulging or herniated discs; plantar fasciitis; sprains/strains; tendonitis; sports injuries; pre and post surgical rehabilitation; strength and conditioning; nutritional counseling and weight loss programs. 

The physicians and staff at IPM want patients to know that they can take control of their healthcare.  “The most important lesson that we try to teach our patients is that pain does not dictate your health,” Dr. Kenny states.  “One’s ability to function or move, exercise, or play with their kids, for example, is the most important indicator of health.” 

“Physical problems like muscle spasm, muscle weakness, and limited range of motion demand physical solutions,” he continues.  “We have had phenomenal success incorporating physical solutions into our patients’ treatment plans.”  These solutions include chiropractic, physical therapy, athletic training, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling.

“In today’s day and age, people have many resources to educate themselves about the options that exist for healthcare,” Kenny states. “People know and understand that chiropractic in conjunction with physical therapy is safe, cost-effective, and covered by most insurance plans. 

“We want people to start to think outside the box,” he asserts. “We challenge ourselves to get our patients better faster and keep our patients better longer.”

For more information or to schedule a thorough consultation with one of the IPM physicians, please call 815-717-8355 (New Lenox) 815-439-2726 (Joliet), visit their Facebook page, and/or visit the IPM website.

I Matter Members Save Big with Bibian Bros Auto Sales & Service

Posted on : 06-26-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Discounts, I Matter Benefits

Before you head out on your summer vacation, you might want to get your vehicle checked out or maybe invest in a new ride.  If you have been thinking about it for a while, now is the time as I Matter members save 5-10% off with Bibian Bros Auto Sales and Service in Joliet.  That’s right!  Just present your blue or yellow I Matter card when you stop in to save BIG! If your card is expired or you don’t have one, don’t worry.  Just click here or call (815) 300-7076 to schedule your annual mammogram or heart screening appointment at Silver Cross Hospital. When you come in for your screening, we will make sure you are signed up for our FREE I Matter program and give you a new card. It’s that simple!

You can use your I Matter member card for valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses including one of our newest partners—Bibian Bros Auto Sales and Service. They are a family owned and operated business located at the corner of Jefferson and Center Streets in Joliet since 2001, but they have much more extensive experience with over 20 years in the automobile field. The Bibian brothers, Nick and Martin, grew up in the community, understand their customer needs and are committed to customer satisfaction. Most of their customers are referred by other satisfied clients.

Bibian Bros Auto Sales and Service provides full-service auto shop services and maintenance.  When you visit their shop for service, you can rest assured you will get the best possible service on your vehicle. If your vehicle failed an emissions test or was rejected for system monitors, their service shop is listed in the Illinois Air Team Report Card among the best places to service and repair any issues affecting your vehicle emissions.  At Bibian Bros, they explain all contract terms clearly so you know exactly what you are paying. And, they offer competitive prices and many financing options for your convenience. For more information, call (815) 727-7033 or check out their pre-owned auto inventory online.

Stop in and see them. And don’t forget to bring your Silver Cross I Matter card!

I Matter Members Save with Expert Plumbing Services

Posted on : 06-10-2014 | By : tsimons | In : I Matter Benefits

“The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation.”

There is a poster that was put out by American Standard in 1924 that summed up the importance of the plumber’s contribution to public health and safety. “The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation.”

As you know, the bathroom and kitchen showcase the fundamentals of human existence. You take food and nutrients in and expel them back out as waste. Without good plumbing, think of what those conditions would be like. The plumber ensures our health and wellbeing by providing us with safe and sanitary plumbing so we can live our daily lives without worry of contamination or disease. That is one of the most important reasons you should have licensed, knowledgeable plumbers in our homes.

Now Silver Cross I Matter members can receive a 5% discount with Expert Plumbing Services.   When you come to Silver Cross for your annual mammogram or heart screening, you receive a membership card that you can present to Expert Plumbing Services and over 100 other local businesses at time of purchase to receive 5% off.   It is that easy!  If your I Matter card is expired that means it is time to come in for your yearly screenings.  Click here or call (815) 300-7076 to request an appointment–a doctor’s order is required for your mammogam.

 If you are not already an I Matter member, you can sign-up today (for free) online or call 1-888-660-HEAL.

Plumbers Who Care

At Expert Plumbing Services, Inc., they are dedicated to providing outstanding service on every job, from the smallest faucet leak to the largest sewer dig. You can expect superior craftsmanship and the highest quality materials in the industry when you call. Their technicians are familiar with the nuances of plumbing and always try to give you the best solutions possible. They train their plumbers continuously to ensure we can provide advanced solutions and always strive to provide the best service experience possible. Additionally, as a family-owned company, they are committed to building a better community through charitable donations and reliable service to our customers every day.

I Matter Benefit: Discounts at De Re Tire & Auto

Posted on : 05-28-2014 | By : tsimons | In : breast cancer, I Matter Benefits, Mammography, News, screening

Can your tires handle that summer road trip?  Now is the time to find out.  Get over to De Re Tire & Auto and take advantage of your I Matter discount on a new set of wheels before your next vacation.

Ladies, when you come to Silver Cross Hospital for your annual mammogram or heart screening, you receive an I Matter membership card which can be used for valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses.  After your first screening, your I Matter card entitles you to 5% off unlimited purchases with our I Matter business partners.  If you have both screenings in one year, your discount increases to 10%.  To schedule your screenings, request an appointment online or call (815) 300-7076. 

If you are not an I Matter member, join today for free.  Sign-up online.

DeRe—a Family Owned Business for 70 Years

The De Re customer service formula that combines integrity, expertise and reliability, was established by Geno De Re when he opened his auto body and paint shop on Chicago’s south side in the late 1940’s.

Now, 40 years after the opening of the first De Re Tire & Auto facility, Geno’s sons, Gary and Brian, are carrying on that tradition of quality, professionalism and friendly service.

In each one of the clean, modern De Re Tire & Auto locations, you will be welcomed with the care and concern you would expect from a family owned and operated business. Their 40+ year track record of integrity and expertise is only the beginning…

  • De Re Tire & Auto employs ASE Certified Technicians
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Complete line tires from the most respected brands, including Goodyear, Michelin, and more
  • Factory scheduled maintenance
  • Each facility features state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that rivals any auto dealership
  • We use original equipment grade replacement parts.
  • Same-day service
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off service to most areas
  • Clean, modern waiting areas with Wi-Fi

Call or visit your nearby De Re Tire & Auto facility, and experience the De Re difference.

De Re Tire & Auto

  • 430 N. Nelson Road, New Lenox (815) 462-5700
  • 8843 W. 159th Street, Orland Hills (708) 403-4500
  • 5209 W. 159th Street, Oak Forest (708) 687-1082
  • 17956 Halsted Street, Homewood (708) 957-9070

I Matter Benefit: Look Nu Car Wash Savings

Posted on : 05-15-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits, Mammography

Did you know that when your get your annual mammogram or heart screening at Silver Cross Hospital, you receive 5-10% off a car wash?  That’s right!  Women who sign-up for Silver Cross’ I Matter program are entitled to valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses including one of our newest partners:  Look Nu Car Wash. Just present your I Matter membership card at time of purchase.  If you are currently not an I Matter member, you can join today for free. Sign-up online or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Located at 1388 State Street in Lemont, Look Nu Car Wash is a full service car wash and full detailing center. They also service boats, RV’s, motorcycles and semi cabs. In addition, Look Nu offers:

  • Paintless Dent Repair
  • Headlight Restoration
  • Windshield Replacement & Repair
  • Window Tinting
  • Porter Service
  • Wiper Blade Installation With Purchase

For more information and other great deals and coupons, click here.

Schedule your health screening today!

Has it been a year since your last mammogram?  Have you ever had a baseline heart screening?  If the answer is no to either of these questions, you should seriously considering doing something about it.  You see, it matters to us and those around you that you take time out of your busy life to take care of yourself. 

And to make it a little easier, we reward you for doing so with discounts at local businesses through our free I Matter program.  You get 5% off local businesses with one screening annually and 10% off with two.  Plus, if you call before the end of May to schedule your mamamogram, it is just $100 if you choose to pay at time of service. Insurance will not be billed.

So what are you waiting for? Call your doctor today for an order for that mammogram (no order needed for the baseline heart screening) and then request an appointment online or call (815) 300-7076 to schedule your appointment.