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Silver Cross Rewards Mothers in May With Discounted Mammograms, Local Savings

With the I Matter program, women who get their annual mammography screening at Silver Cross can get discounts at more than 120 businesses in the area.

Photo/Silver Cross Hospital
Photo/Silver Cross Hospital
By Tracy Simons, Silver Cross Hospital 

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 "I Matter" program receive valuable discounts at more than 120 local businesses just by getting a mammogram at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health. Sign up or get more information about the program here.

A sponsored article by Silver Cross Hospital. 

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health is also offering digital screening mammograms for $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 at www.IMatter.silvercross.org 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 go www.IMatter.silvercross.org for a free referral. 

Advanced Diagnostics, Special Care

The Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health represents a unique concept in women’s health care. 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," Vasiliades said. “They consistently rank us in the top 2 percent 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. 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. This specialized nurse guides patients through the next steps in their care.

About Silver Cross

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.

With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. 

To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 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.

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