Events

Breast Cancer Support Group
Date: 4th Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
About: I Can Cope, offered by the American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital, is an educational program for women facing breast cancer. This program covers topics relevant to the cancer experience and offers practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. It is women supporting women! Click here to register for this event.

Keep Your HEART Running Smoothly
Date: During the month of February, 2015
Cost: $40 for screening
About: Call during the month of February to schedule an appointment for a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment and receive a Heart-Healthy Smoothie in a keepsake cup from Silver Cross Hospital’s Café 1900, Valuable Discounts at over 100 local businesses, and a chance to win a NutriBullet.  Call (815) 300-7076 and mention SMOOTHIE when scheduling an appointment at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox or the Silver Cross Health Center in Homer Glen.

GIRL TALK: Birthing with a Midwife: What does that look like?
Date: Feb. 3, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
About: Join Sherry Burnam, certified nurse midwife, and discover how to experience a normal, physiologic birth in the safety of the hospital environment with as little intervention as necessary. Click here to register for this event.

GIRL TALK: Women & Heart Disease
Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
About: According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. Join Dr. Kathleen Drinan, cardiologist, to learn the facts about heart disease and what women need to do to prevent heart attacks. Click here to register for this event.

Headaches
Date: Feb. 16, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
Dr. Richard Burgess, neuro interventional radiologist & stroke neurologist, will shed light on the types, causes and new ways to treat severe headaches and migraines. All participants will receive a GIFT BAG that includes a complimentary carpal tunnel or low back screening performed by a physician with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, and other items to help you stay active. Click here to register for this event.

GIRL TALK: Pelvic Disorders
Date: Feb. 18, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
About: Join Dr. Nahla Merhi, urogynecologist, and physical therapists with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, to learn why vaginal prolapse and incontinence is more common than you might think. Hear expert advice about pelvic floor disorder signs, symptoms, and treatment options including robotic surgery with one tiny incision through the belly button. Click here to register for this event.

Wrist & Hand Pain
Date: March 2, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
An occupational therapist with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital will discuss how carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to arthritis and share simple exercises to help prevent and relieve the pain. All participants will receive a GIFT BAG that includes a complimentary carpal tunnel or low back screening performed by a physician with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, and other items to help you stay active. Click here to register for this event.

GIRL TALK: Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy
Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
About: Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center Dr. Matthew Endara, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will talk about the most advanced form of breast reconstruction available today. The DIEP free flap procedure uses the patient’s own abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct a natural, soft breast after mastectomy while preserving all the abdominal muscles. Patients experience less pain, enjoy a faster recovery, maintain their core strength long-term, and have a lower risk of complications. Click here to register for this event.

Sinus Pressure
Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
The inflammation of the sinuses is one of the most common problems doctors treat. Join Dr. Ankit Patel, ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgeon, to learn more about the latest medications and outpatient surgical treatments to alleviate sinus symptoms and pain. All participants will receive a GIFT BAG that includes a complimentary carpal tunnel or low back screening performed by a physician with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, and other items to help you stay active. Click here to register for this event.

Low Back Pain
Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
Dr. Thomas Hurley, neurosurgeon, will uncover the causes of this common complaint and discuss conservative treatment options to help your low back feel better. All participants will receive a GIFT BAG that includes a complimentary carpal tunnel or low back screening performed by a physician with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, and other items to help you stay active. Click here to register for this event.