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Ann Zigrossi fought pancreatitis, and won, thanks to help from the NCH Complex GI team.

A Second Chance

When Ann Zigrossi was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was told by other hospitals there was no hope, she turned to the team of experts in the Complex Gastrointestinal program at Northwest Community Hospital. Read More

EASING THE PAIN

A lesser-known form of medical care, palliative care is essential for patients dealing with chronic or terminal illnesses. Timothy Short, MD, medical director of Palliative Care at NCH, explains what it is and why it is so important. Read More

SLEEP TIGHT!

Back to school means back to scheduled bedtimes and early alarms. Learn how to help your kids adjust to their school-year sleep schedule with these easy tips. Read More

FOUNDATION FOCUS

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Creating a Community

Tom and Mary Zander, longtime Mount Prospect residents and co-owners of Picket Fence Realty of Mount Prospect, are finding new ways to invest in their hospital—and their hometown. The NCH President's Circle gives local residents a real opportunity to make a difference.
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Berry Mango Smoothie

BREAKFAST ON THE GO

As the summer comes to an end, we say goodbye to leisurely mornings and hello to the weekday mad-dash to get the kids out the door on time. Fresh berries and protein-packed tofu combine to make a refreshing, tasty smoothie for mornings you can't cook.
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BRINGING HOME BABY

When it comes to giving birth, one of the most important decisions you'll make is where to go for the big day. In this video, a first-time mother talks about why she chose NCH for maternity care, and explains how she knew it was one of the best decisions she ever made.
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DOWNLOAD iTRIAGE TODAY

NCH is pleased to offer iTriage's FREE smartphone app that gives you access to vital medical information and services, such as finding the nearest ER from any location.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009