Events and Classes

Bariatric Seminar for Weight Loss

If you are significantly overweight and are concerned about the effects your weight may be having on your health, please join surgeons, Ryan Headley, M.D. and Mark Chol, M.D., with Suburban Metabolic Institute and on the medical staff of Elmhurst Hospital for a discussion about severe obesity and will introduce the new bariatric program at Elmhurst Hospital. The discussion will focus on the role of bariatric surgery as a key component of weight loss and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Please register each person attending. No walk-ins will be allowed to attend.
Park in Green Parking - enter through the East Entrance-Take to lower level and procedure to the conference center.

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Pre-Op Spine Surgery Class

Spine surgery is a major decision for you and your family. The Pre-op Spine Surgery class at Elmhurst Hospital is offered to patients who may be considering spine surgery or who have already opted for this course of treatment. Our free class will help you better understand what to expect before, during and after your surgery and focuses on the following topics: Understanding your procedure, Preparing for surgery, What to expect during the hospital stay, Pain management, Body mechanics and spine precautions, Planning for discharge, Caring for yourself at home.

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Peace and Calm Guided Meditation

Enjoy a calmer mind with this guided meditation experience that will enable you to transfer these tools into your daily routines. Meditation can remove stress and replace it with a dose of inner peace. Practicing meditation can help you sleep better and it is one of the best tools we have to balance our emotions, deal with physical and psychological distress, and promote the peace of the present moment. All levels are welcome to this 45 minute class.
Meets on Tuesday for 6 weeks in the YPT Room with Julie Groves, RYT.

For more information please contact Paula McBride at or 630/646-7929. For help with registration please contact the Registration Coordinator at 630/646-7913.

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