Top 100 Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care 2009
Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accredited Chest Pain Center 2009
Society of Chest Pain Centers
Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Echo Lab Accreditation
Primary Stroke Center
Designated by the Joint Commission
Whether you come to us seeking help for heart attack symptoms, signs of congestive heart failure or any other cardiac problem, at Northwest Community Hospital, you'll get the best of both worlds. You'll find the latest medical technology for cardiac care, usually only available in teaching hospitals, as well as the compassionate, personalized service from our cardiovascular specialists that you expect from a community hospital.
NCH is consistently recognized for our dedication to outstanding cardiovascular services. In fact, we were recently named as one of the 100 Top Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care for the fifth year in a row by Thomson Reuters, a global healthcare information company. This annual study focused on short-term, acute care for non-federal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiology patients.
In addition, our status as an accredited Chest Pain Center, one of the first in the area, was recently renewed. Accreditation means that patients who come to NCH complaining of chest pain or discomfort, mild heart attack symptoms, or early heart attack symptoms are given the immediate, advanced treatment necessary to avoid as much heart damage as possible.
NCH is committed to raising the standards for prevention, early detection and treatment of chronic heart conditions like congestive heart failure, heart attacks and strokes. To meet this goal, we've brought together the latest in advanced medical technologies combined with our multidisciplinary teams of cardiac specialists.
Our goal is to provide all the cardiovascular care you need for everything from heart attack symptoms to heart valve symptoms and all other heart condition symptoms, in one location—right here in your community. Areas of specialty care include:
The NCH Emergency Department treats more people each year than any other provider in the Northwest Suburbs. The experienced staff is trained to quickly assess and provide immediate treatment for those suffering from signs of a heart attack, even those with early heart attack symptoms or atypical women's heart attack symptoms. Heart specialists and cardiac catheterization labs are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.