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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.

What we all need to know about teen dating violence

Monday, February 1, 2016
M. Susan Scanlon, M.D., a gynecologist on the medical staff at NCH, has treated thousands of young women and is passionate about reducing violence against women. Read her advice about how to help young women stay on track to be healthy, happy, and reach their full potential.

Daisies donate blankets to pediatric patients at NCH

Monday, February 1, 2016
Approximately 20 Daisies from Troop 41693, who attend Westbrook School for Young Learners in Mount Prospect, recently donated hand-made blankets to the NCH pediatric unit and learned about the inner-workings of the hospital.

Paint your stress away at NCH event promoting heart health

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is partnering with Bottle & Botegga to host an instructor-led painting event to celebrate Heart Awareness Month.

Workshop to help women prepare for college scheduled at NCH

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
M. Susan Scanlon, M.D., a board-certified gynecologist on staff at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH),  is hosting a workshop to help young women prepare for a healthy and safe college experience.

Healthy, active lifestyle for kids important in keeping cholesterol in check

Monday, January 4, 2016
George Goodlow, M.D., an NCH Medical Group pediatrician, recommends a routine cholesterol screening for children between ages nine and 11.

Rabbit fever? We’re all ears!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
According to the CDC, rabbit fever, also known as tularemia, is caused by the bacteria Francisella tularensis. It is a disease of animals and humans – and rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible to the bacteria.