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NCH seeks lovable dogs and handlers to expand animal-assisted therapy

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Northwest Community Healthcare's animal-assisted therapy program is looking for more dogs and handlers to help expand the popular program for patients.

NCH earns 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
NCH earned a Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

The skinny on second opinions

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Take 60 seconds to read Lori Anderson’s take on this important topic.

NCH receives highest nursing credential with prestigious Magnet® redesignation

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
High performing, integrated nursing teams drive third consecutive designation.

Transcontinental runner, nurse and cancer survivor brings inspirational message to NCH

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Four-time cancer survivor and soon-to-be transcontinental runner Helene Neville will deliver a message of inspiration to NCH employees and community members.

NCH using technology to make healthcare more efficient

Monday, June 8, 2015
NCH has implemented Epic, an electronic universal health record that stores patient data in one secure database and enables NCH caregivers to access patients' records at any time from any location.

NCH stroke program earns key award for quality of care

Monday, June 1, 2015
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has received the 2015 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Tougher than cancer

Monday, May 18, 2015
Lori Anderson was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2013. Today, Lori is in complete remission and credits a drug recently approved by the FDA with saving her life.

Happy Nurses' Week: Part II

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Most of us would probably agree that nobody decides to become a nurse because of the allure and glamour. Here’s a real look at why these nurses signed on, plus their thoughts on what has changed and what has stayed the same in the field of nursing.

Happy Nurses' Week: Part I of NCH Series

Friday, May 8, 2015
If you’ve ever wondered what makes nurses tick, read our tribute blog in honor of National Nurses’ Week. Get their perspective on why they do what they do.

Take control of your health: cancer prevention

Friday, April 10, 2015
Panayota Kleinman, M.D. , director of Medical Staff Services at NCH, will discuss cancer prevention and cancer detection at a free seminar.

NCH hosts cancer prevention seminar

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Learn how making positive changes in your lifestyle and creating a wellness plan can make a difference.

It's all about moving forward: My fitness story

Monday, March 23, 2015
Lorna Im, M.D., an anesthesiologist on the medical staff at NCH, is passionate about fitness.

Nervous stomach or something more? The Doctor is In!

Monday, March 16, 2015
Most people should have their first screening colonoscopy at the age of 50.

NCH awarded hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Northwest Community Healthcare earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, a symbol that reflects a commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Pay attention to your colon

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Learn more about good colon health from NCH Gastroenterologist Ami Behara, M.D.

If it can happen to me...

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Pam Goorsky was glad she visited her NCH cardiologist after noticing a funny feeling in her throat.

Be a Quitter: Make the Decision to Stop Smoking

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Quitting smoking isn't easy, and it can be even harder to do alone. The physical addiction to nicotine and the habit of smoking that may have been a part of your life for many years makes it challenging when you want to quit – but NOT impossible.

Be a Loser: Think of losing weight as a lifestyle change

Friday, February 13, 2015
Losing weight isn’t about fitting into the jeans you wore in high school. It’s about getting to a healthy weight for your height, age and gender.

Know your numbers. Know your risk for heart disease.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
It might surprise you to know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. – more than all cancers combined. Knowing your risk factors can help you stay heart healthy.