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November 2011

NCH Takes Heart Health Risk Assessments to the Web

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) recently launched HeartAware, a free web-based risk assessment program that estimates an individual's risk of cardiovascular disease. Participants identified as being higher-risk are offered a free consultation with a cardiac rehab nurse who conducts a more thorough assessment and prepares a formalized report for the individual to share with their doctor.

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Cardiac Surveillance Unit Transitions to Private Patient Rooms

Effective December 1, the Cardiac Surveillance Unit (CSU) will become a fully private patient care setting in the East Pavilion. Additional process and design improvements will improve physician and staff workflow.

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Doctors Comply With New Home Care Guidelines for Face-to-Face Encounters

Earlier this year, NCH Home Care adopted a CMS Final Regulation requiring physicians to document that Face-to-Face encounters have occurred with patients prior to certifying home care eligibility. NCH medical staff members have been responsive, collaborative and supportive during this transition.

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NCH Responds to Debate Over PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new draft recommendations against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer, citing that the test leads to over-treatment. The announcement has stirred opposition from many groups, including NCH's Prostate Advisory Board, who stand behind the value of PSA testing.

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Innovative Program Introduces Doctors to Prospective Patients

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) hosted another Finding a Doctor event in which eight medical staff members were introduced to more than 30 area residents looking for a physician that's the right match.

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