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Does Walking Make Your Legs Hurt?

According to the American Heart Association, peripheral artery disease is a serious medical condition that affects 8.5 million American adults. However many people don’t know they have it. Are you one of them? What is Peripheral Artery Disease? Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral...

Snoring: Nuisance or Serious Problem?

If snoring is keeping you up at night, you are not alone.  About half of all people snore at some point in their lives. It is more common among men and those who are overweight, but snoring is a problem of both genders.  Snoring appears...

Healthcare Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is pleased to offer healthcare scholarships for individuals who reside in zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436, and the Lockport Grade School District #89. “The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial assistance to those individuals pursuing a course of...

Celebrating 5 Years in New Lenox

Five years ago, Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox on Feb. 26, 2012. Since then, Silver Cross has cared for more than 1.3 million patients while continuing to bring new services and enhanced expertise to the...

Silver Cross Hospital Receives Three Women’s Choice Awards®

Silver Cross Hospital recently received three 2017  recognitions from the Women’s Choice Award for:  America’s Best Bariatric Surgery America’s Best Obstetrics and America’s Best Heart Care. The Women’s Choice Award, a national referral source for women, is the only recognition that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust...

Single-Incision Robotic Gallbladder Surgery Puts New Lenox Woman in Good Mood

[caption id="attachment_23505" align="alignright" width="300"] Christina Fisher feels great after Dr. Laura Ragauskaite removed her gallbladder through a single-incision in her belly button at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] For years, Christina Fisher experienced episodes of heart burn, acid reflux and abdominal...

How Healthy is your Heart? Find out for $40

[caption id="attachment_23465" align="alignright" width="225"] Silver Cross Hospital Cardiovascular Technician Sherrye Woods checks Kathleen Rehr's blood pressure during a baseline cardiac risk assessment.[/caption] According to the American Heart Association, each year, about 635,000 people in the U.S. have a new heart attack and about 300,000 have a...

Orland Park Couple finds Relief after Complex Robotic Surgeries

[caption id="attachment_23472" align="alignright" width="300"] Pictured with Thomas Vasdekas, M.D. (center), are Orland Park residents Abdiel and Lillian Almodovar, who both had robotic procedures at the Midwest Institute of Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] After 43 years of marriage, Orland Park residents Lillian and Abdiel Almodovar...

Expanded Urgent Care Hours in Joliet

As of February 1, 2017, Silver Cross Urgent Care now offers new, expanded hours: Monday - Friday;  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday;  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The urgent care center is located in the Silver Cross Professional Building at 1051 Essington Rd., Suite 100, Joliet.  Patients...