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University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

[caption id="attachment_23822" align="alignright" width="300"] Donna Skiniotes met up with Dr. Grace Suh at the 5-year anniversary of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital. Donna was treated for breast cancer by Dr. Suh in October 2015.[/caption] More than 300 current and former...

Third Time’s a Charm in Losing 100 Pounds

[caption id="attachment_23800" align="alignleft" width="187"] Debra Minos lost 109 lbs following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] Twice in her life, Debra “Debbie” Mironas has lost 100 pounds, but she struggled to maintain the healthier weight. “I wanted to ensure that my third attempt at losing...

Two Hip Replacements – One Surgical Robot – Quicker Recovery

[caption id="attachment_23655" align="alignright" width="200"] Cindy Kittle feels great after Dr. Ehmke replaced both of her hip at Silver Cross Hospital. The second surgery was performed using the Hospital's with using new Mako arm-assisted surgical robot.[/caption] Walking, taking a bath, getting dressed, and even putting on socks...

Frankfort Woman Survives Heart Attack, Beats Colon Cancer

[caption id="attachment_23610" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. BrookePhillips, medical oncologist with theUniversity of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross, talks with Terry Giorgi about her options to treat her colon tumor.[/caption] Terry Giorgi couldn’t wait to see her grandchildren over spring break after enduring a heart...

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...

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...