Our very own Dr. Amar Garapati reflects on our experience treating COVID patients at Silver Cross


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NBC 5 Chicago • May 1, 2020

Healthcare Workers Cheer as First Silver Cross Hospital Coronavirus Patient Released

The first coronavirus patient at Silver Cross Hospital was released Thursday in an inspiring moment that she, and everyone at the hospital, will remember. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter reports.
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Joliet Patch • April 29, 2020

Woman Released From Hospital After 5-Week Battle With Coronavirus

LEMONT, IL — A Lemont woman was released from Silver Cross Hospital April 24 after five weeks of battling the coronavirus. Halina Zabinski, 59, was the first coronavirus inpatient at the hospital when she was admitted in mid-March.
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Chicago Tribune • April 8, 2020

North, southwest suburbs have lowest percentages of ICU hospital beds available

Chicago’s north and southwest suburbs have the lowest percentages of available intensive care unit beds in Illinois, according to data released by the governor’s office Tuesday.

In the north suburbs, 16.7% of 150 total ICU beds were reported to be available Tuesday; in the southwest suburbs, 20.7% of 372 total ICU beds were available.
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Joliet Patch • January 4, 2015

New Technology Helps Diagnose Lung Cancer at Silver Cross Hospital

GPS for the throat and lungs helps doctors steer their way to trouble spots in your body.

Pulmonologist Dr. Kristopher McDonough is the first physician in Will and Grundy Counties to use electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy technology to diagnose cancer in hard to reach areas of the lung at Silver Cross Hospital.
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www.SilverCross.org • August 15, 2014

Cancer-Free in Under a Month

Silver Cross offers Coordinated Approach to Battling Lung Cancer

Jodi Dozier, a longtime smoker, went to her doctor for her annual physical. Dr. Nanette Gormley ordered a chest-X-ray, which showed a nodule on Dozier’s lung that required further testing. She chose to go to Silver Cross Hospital for the CT Lung Scan since it was close to her Orland Park home. While Dozier was checking in for her test, she noticed a flyer…
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The Herald News • January 19, 2015

Silver Cross Hospital physician explains winter health risks

Silver Cross Hospital physician explains surprising risks of winter weather

Jenny Alonzo, an Oswego school teacher, said cold temperatures just make her body hurt. She also gets headaches in the winter that she said her doctors believe are from vasoconstriction of her blood vessels….
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The Chicago Tribune • April 3, 2014

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet Names Physician of the Year

John Walsh, MD, Critical Care Pulmonologist, was recently honored by Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center as the “Physician of the Year”.

The award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding physician who embodies professionalism, teamwork, clinical excellence and a commitment to personal growth. Physicians are nominated by their peers and staff members.
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www.SilverCross.org • September 19, 2014

Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments

Diana Doeing, M.D., pulmonary medicine and board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Doeing attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker – School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago; and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the…
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www.Provena.org • March 17, 2015

PSJMC is top 50 national hospital

St. Joe’s Ranked Among Best Nationwide in Outcomes

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) was named to Healthgrades’ list of top 50 hospitals nationwide (top 8 in Illinois) of where patients have the best chance of surviving. Healthgrades has been issuing this list since 1998 and nearly 1 million times a day Americans rely on Healthgrades websites to find and compare doctors and hosptials.
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National Institute of Health • November 28, 2013

Safety and Feasibility of Bronchial Thermoplasty in Asthma. Patients with Very Severe Fixed Airflow
Obstruction: A Case Series

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT), approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 (1), is a new therapeutic intervention for patients with uncontrolled, severe asthma refractory to standard medical treatment. In BT, all visible and reachable airways are treated with radiofrequency energy provided by the Alair catheter (Asthmatx, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA)…
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