Silver Cross invites the entire community to attend the grand opening of the new University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital located at I-355 and Route 6. The celebration will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Carolyn J. Czerkies Pavilion at 1850 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
Take a Tour
Guests will be treated to a self-guided walking tour of the new $21.6 million, 20,000-square-foot two-story outpatient cancer-treatment center on Silver Cross Hospital’s new campus. The Cancer Center is a collaboration between Silver Cross and the University of Chicago Medicine. The partnership brings University of Chicago Medicine cancer specialists and their access to advanced and investigational therapies to a community hospital setting.
The state-of-the-art facility opens to care for patients on June 25. Patients will benefit from a breadth of expertise and cutting-edge chemotherapy and radiation therapy techniques. Radiation therapy, as well as access to innovative clinical trials, is vital to the treatment of a range of cancers. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center maintains more active clinical trials for the treatment of cancer than any other program in Illinois. To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-UCM-1400.
Farmer’s Market, Demonstrations and Ron Kittle
After taking a tour, guests can stroll through a large tent to purchase produce, flowers and plants at a farmer’s market, receive cancer prevention and treatment information, and enjoy complimentary healthy refreshments. Participants can register to win tickets to a Sara Evans concert as well as to Chicago White Sox and Joliet Slammers baseball games. Baseball legend Ron Kittle will sign autographs throughout the event. At 5 and 6 p.m., Joliet Park District’s Head Horticulturalist Kevin Eberhard will speak about container gardening for your health. And Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel’s Executive Chef John Woods will hold cooking demonstrations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Advanced registration is not required.