Northwest Community Healthcare News

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Enhance your spa experience with salt therapy

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The newest addition to the NCH Wellness Center Reflections Spa is the state-of-the-art Spa VIP Salt Lounge. Complete with massage chairs, a couch, Himalayan salt orb and large salt panel, the room offers spa VIP members a chance to extend their experience before and after services.

Prostate cancer 101

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Men, don't procrastinate. It may be time to check your prostate. Here are some basic facts in our Prostate Cancer 101 crash course with Dr. David Guthman.

Meet the past, present and future pups of NCH

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Volunteer Fred Bartling is now training his third pup for the Animal-Assisted Therapy Program at NCH. 

Learn about Medicare from Northwest Community Healthcare

Monday, September 9, 2019
Join us on Friday, September 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the NCH Auditorium, 800 West Central Road for a live demonstration on how to navigate the Medicare.gov website. 

National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day* is September 13

Thursday, August 29, 2019

With so many kid-friendly, online recipes, the possibilities are endless for creating a memorable meal on September 13, National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, an invitation for kids of all ages to plan, prepare and eat a meal together with their parents’ help.

Are carbs good or bad?

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Dipti Shah M.S., RDN, LDN, Clinical Dietitian at Northwest Community Hospital explains what carbs are and how to incorporate the good ones into your diet.

Know your numbers series – children

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Our three-part series explores various patients – men, women and children – and the numbers that are considered healthy during routine screenings. Part III includes expert advice from NCH Medical Group Pediatrician Kristina Mitton, M.D., who focuses on the pediatric patient and what parents and kids need to know.

Gain balance, strength and stamina with Pilates Reformer class

Friday, August 16, 2019
The Pilates Reformer class at the NCH Wellness Center uses specialized equipment to provide a full-body workout that improves flexibility, balance and stamina.

It's the most common mental illness

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Linden Oaks at NCH's Adult Inpatient Case Managers Taylor Wolfe and Brandon Gonzalez offer helpful tips on how to identify, alleviate and learn more about anxiety.

12 summer snacks, 200 calories or less

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Grab and go and keep satisfied throughout the week with these nutritious, low-calorie snacks from NCH Wellness Center Dietitian Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDN

Northwest Community Healthcare earns high marks from U.S. News and World Report

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
U.S. News and World Report, the global leader in quality rankings, has released its Hospitals Rankings & Ratings 2019 Report, listing Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) at #12 in Chicago, #14 in the state, and awarding high performance marks in several specialties.

Golf outing raises $430,000 for cancer care vision at Northwest Community Hospital

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Northwest Community Hospital Foundation’s 22nd annual Golf Classic raised more than $430,000 which will be used towards an ambitious plan to transform cancer care for the region. The event was held at Medinah Country Club on July 8 with SEI as the Title Sponsor. The day also included an online silent auction and raffle that garnered support not only from attendees but the entire region. The Classic has raised nearly $11 million in its 22-year history.

Sports Medicine: See this specialist if you’re active

Monday, July 22, 2019
Whether you run marathons, participate in sports, consider yourself a weekend warrior or have a nagging pain, certain injuries or conditions can be treated by a specialist. Dave Pohl, D.O., an NCH Medical Group board-certified physician in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, describes his specialty and the types of patients he treats.

Open up and say ‘ah’

Friday, July 19, 2019
If you or someone you love is dealing with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at any stage, it may be time to get BIG and LOUD. 

Know your numbers series - women

Friday, July 19, 2019
Visiting your primary care physician? Our three-part series explores various patients – men, women and children – and the numbers that are considered healthy during routine screenings. If you missed our first installment, see Part I – Men with NCH Medical Group Family Medicine Physician Arthur Hong, M.D.

‘Minimalistic’ running shoes may help marathoners run ‘free’ of injury

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Looking for the right long-distance running shoe? Jessica Knight, D.P.M., AACFAS, Podiatrist/Podiatric Surgeon with Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group, recommends “minimalistic,” or “free,” style running shoes to help feet function optimally and decrease stress on the body. See her tips for properly running in minimalistic shoes, and NCH Medical Group Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician Benjamin Hasan's marathon training tips.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) receives Get With The Guidelines-AFIB Silver Quality Achievement Award

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Three tips to get healthier this summer

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Summer is the perfect season to revisit that New Year’s resolution to get healthier. Whether your goal is to lose weight, fit into a special outfit or swimsuit, lower blood sugar or boost metabolism, summer provides opportunities to attain your lifestyle goals. Long days offer an opportunity for evening walks. 

Don’t wait to schedule school and sports physicals

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Summer may have just kicked off, but the time to call the physician to schedule your child’s school physical and sports physical is now. 

Northwest Community Healthcare celebrates 60 years

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
It was the early 1950s when a group of local citizens, backed by Stuart R. Paddock, Sr., began a fundraising campaign to build a hospital for the people of the northwest suburbs. A site was chosen on the north side of Central Road, and in 1959, Northwest Community Hospital, now called Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) to represent the multiple location, integrated system of care, opened its doors.