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When seconds count, be thankful for Dr. Ortinau and the NWC EMS!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
John M. Ortinau, M.D., FACEP, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director at NCH, received the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) Meritorious Service Award for “significant contributions to the advancement of emergency medicine by exemplary service.”

Answering the call of our community

Monday, May 16, 2016
Year after year, NCH has donated funds, volunteered time and developed programs and services for thousands of people in need.

It’s music to my brain

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Event for older adults focuses on how music affects physical and mental health.

During Nurses' Week and always: NCH nurses ROCK!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ever wonder what sets NCH nurses apart from all the others? Read what these seven NCH all-stars say about nursing and the profound effect it has had on their lives.

Are you ready if a mental health crisis strikes your loved one?

Thursday, May 5, 2016
During National Mental Health Awareness Month, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), in partnership with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, is offering a first-aid course that will make it easier to identify and address behavioral health or substance abuse crises and teach participants how to provide first aid to someone in a mental health emergency.

Shopper's guide to pesticides in produce

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
It pays to buy organic when it comes to fruits and veggies treated with the most pesticides. Download and print this flyer and hang on it your fridge for the latest information.

NCH earns 'A' for patient safety in nationwide Hospital Safety Score

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) received a grade of A in hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog group.

The heart of a volunteer: NCH honors 750!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Anatomically speaking, the heart of a volunteer probably looks just like the heart of anybody else. But that may be where the similarity ends. Their selfless energy and dedication certainly set them apart from many other people.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois recognizes NCH for quality in cardiac care

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) was recently designated a Blue Distinction® Center+ for cardiac care from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

Fuse scope uncovers hidden colon polyps

Monday, March 28, 2016
A revolutionary technology, called Fuse, offers a whole new view of the colon. In fact, by using the Fuse technology, gastroenterologists at NCH can discover 76 percent more polyps during a routine colonoscopy, which might just save someone’s life.

Learn the importance of colonoscopies at NCH seminar

Monday, March 14, 2016
To recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is dedicated to raising awareness about colonoscopy screenings. Two NCH Medical Group gastroenterologists will host a free community health seminar.

It’s time to dis distracted driving!

Thursday, March 10, 2016
David Brottman, M.D., a Northwest Community Healthcare Medical Staff pediatrician at Arlington Pediatrics, Ltd., really wants you to read this blog about distracted driving – just not while you’re driving!

New NCH behavioral health services to meet community need

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Individuals with behavioral health and substance abuse problems will find more resources at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH).

Hitting 50? Think colonoscopy!

Monday, March 7, 2016
When most of us turn 50, we think about throwing a party, buying a sporty new car, or taking an exotic vacation. However, once you hit 50, scheduling a colonoscopy also should be top of mind.

Mental Health First Aid teaches how to help people in crisis

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is offering Mental Health First Aid, a daylong course which makes it easier to identify and address mental illness or substance abuse by teaching people how to reach out and provide initial help and support. 

These two are too cute!

Monday, February 22, 2016
Congratulations to NCH Labor and Delivery nurse Kathryn Ruth and her boyfriend, Andrew Beam, who recently won WGN-TV’s Cutest Couple contest!

Learn how to reduce your risk of heart disease at free NCH lecture

Monday, February 15, 2016
To celebrate Heart Awareness Month, cardiologists at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) will discuss how stress, nutrition and exercise affect the heart during NCH Health Chat.

Shop for your heart with NCH

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Dietitians and cardiac specialists from NCH will be visiting Fresh Thyme Market in Mount Prospect to help customers make heart healthy shopping decisions.

Top 10 cold and flu myths debunked!

Monday, February 8, 2016
If you’re conflicted about how to treat your cold or flu symptoms, you’re not alone. NCH Infection Prevention and Control experts pooled their top 10 cold and fluisms to help test your cold and flu I.Q. Some of these facts may surprise you.

Important facts about Zika virus

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites; however, it also can be transmitted through blood transfusions, sexual contact and from a pregnant mother to her baby.