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NCH offers free programs for seniors in February

Monday, January 26, 2015
Northwest Community Healthcare is hosting several free programs for adults over age 55 in February at the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

Blanketing patients with kindness: It's going around!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Last April, Brianna Rider-Leiner had an unexpected visit to NCH’s Emergency Department. Knocked flat with stomach flu symptoms and dehydration, the spunky middle schooler was admitted to the Pediatric Unit for observation.

CPR: It's about saving a life

Monday, December 15, 2014
An NCH critical care nurse recently used her CPR training to help a marathon runner. Learn how you can learn CPR at NCH.

Beyond the medicine: why our community needs a heart failure clinic

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
NCH's new heart failure clinic is a community resource that provides education, support and a much-needed connection to doctors’ offices.

NCH Offers Free Programs for Seniors in December

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is hosting several free programs for adults over age 55 in December at the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

NCH hosts fall risk screening clinic

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is hosting a no-charge fall risk screening clinic.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) information

Monday, December 1, 2014

EV-D68 respiratory virus information

Monday, December 1, 2014

NCH Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
NCH was recently recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

Chicago Wolves Celebrate Movember With NCH

Friday, November 21, 2014
In honor of Movember, three members of the Chicago Wolves Hockey organization teamed up to offer a hat trick of health information from their own perspectives. Thanks to Wolves General Manager Wendell Young, Right Wing Shane Harper and Defenseman Brent Sopel!

NCH Nurse Offers Healthcare Services at Township of Schaumburg

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Schaumburg Township residents now have easier access to healthcare services, thanks to a partnership between Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) and the Township of Schaumburg that will deliver coordinated healthcare programs and educational classes for the community.

Robert Rao, MD, Named Chief of Surgery at NCH

Monday, November 3, 2014
Robert Rao, MD, a veteran, board-certified general surgeon has been named chief of surgery at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights.

Breast cancer: A view from the other side

Friday, October 31, 2014
The world of a newly-diagnosed breast cancer patient can be unsettling and scary. Think gray – not pink. But when Christine Masonick picks up the phone and asks, “How can I help you?” that world gently starts to change.

NCH & Linden Oaks Announce Behavioral Health Services Management Agreement

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has entered into an agreement with Linden Oaks, a Naperville-based regional behavioral healthcare provider that is part of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, to manage NCH’s behavioral health services.

Why Should You Get a Flu Shot?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Given a choice between a piece of cake and a flu shot, most of us would take the piece of cake. However, in the long run (and the short run, too), a flu shot is the right choice this season.

NCH Wellness Center Members Win Award, Raise Money for Cancer Patients

Thursday, October 16, 2014
For five local women, exercising at NCH’s Wellness Center proved to be a life-changing event. The team – the Wellness Warriors – competed in the Daily Herald’s “Fittest Loser” competition.

What Makes a Great Pediatric Nurse? NCH goes straight to the source.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Superheroes and pediatric nurses have a lot in common. The week (October 5-11, 2014) has been designated as Pediatric Nurses Week, but seven days isn’t nearly enough time to honor these super-hearted nurses! We asked some of our own about what motivates them as a pediatric nurse, here’s what they had to say.

Leaky bladder? We’ve gotta talk about it to treat it

Friday, October 3, 2014
Whether you call it a leaky bladder or urinary incontinence (UI) – it’s one of those topics women don’t like to talk about. But the fact is one in three women will experience bladder leakage in her lifetime, according to the American Urological Association.

Help Raise Funds for NCH Breast Cancer Patients — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 2, 2014
This October, you can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer, and raise funds for people seeking treatment at NCHParticipate in these events and know that your donations to NCH will help in continuing to find effective treatments for cancer.