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Could you have uterine fibroids?

Friday, July 13, 2018
July is Fibroid Awareness Month, a time to provide you with the facts you need to know about uterine fibroids. NCH Director of Interventional Radiology, Evan Oblonsky, M.D., has answers to frequently asked fibroid questions.

How to eat for your feet

Friday, July 13, 2018
While blood sugar is of great concern for patients with diabetes, foot health is something that needs boosted awareness, according to Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Certified Diabetes Educator Melissa Ptak, R.N., MSN. 

No barks or bites about it, these dogs are top-notch ‘healers’

Monday, June 25, 2018
For over a decade, dogs and their volunteer handlers have been brightening patients’ spirits at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), and more dogs and handlers are needed to join the Animal-Assisted Therapy Program (AAT).

Don’t wait to schedule school and sports physicals

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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. 

Bigger and better to serve you: NCH Rehabilitation Care Unit opens in July

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The NCH Rehabilitation Care Unit has expanded from 17 to 33 private patient rooms with an additional state-of-the art therapy gym and dining area. The Rehabilitation Care Unit Team helps ease the transition home for patients following an inpatient hospital stay who still require close medical oversight and would benefit from goal-oriented personalized therapy.

NCH Day Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art cataract removal for better vision

Friday, June 8, 2018
Smajo Osmanovic, M.D., Ph.D., who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery, answers important questions about cataracts and explains how undergoing cataract surgery at the NCH Day Surgery Center can help you to see clearer.

CBS 2 News: New 3D Technology Being Used For Brain Surgery

Saturday, June 2, 2018
WBBM-TV — 3D movies are known for making viewers feel like they’re in the middle of the action. The same type of technology is helping surgeons at Northwest Community Healthcare perform more precise surgeries.

Leadership award honors Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) manager

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
NCH Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Manager Anne Gavic-Ott is the recipient of a newly established leadership award named in her honor.

Woman’s caring heart leads to advanced heart care at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)

Monday, May 14, 2018
A luncheon held on May 8 at the hospital celebrated the generosity of Palatine resident Martha “Marty” Atherton who donated $1 million to the NCH Foundation. Her gift will play an instrumental role as NCH establishes a state-of-the-art Structural Heart Program.

Two thirds of women who’ve been pregnant experience this muscle problem

Friday, May 11, 2018
Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is a condition in which the two sides of the abdominal muscle separate. This can happen during the third trimester of pregnancy and it can be identified by a healthcare professional with a simple test.

Students deliver large check to buy toys for Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Five students and their teachers from Marion Jordan School in Palatine brought joy to medical staff at NCH as they carried in a check for $3,000.

Bundles of joy, bundles of cash for moms at Northwest Community Hospital

Friday, May 4, 2018
Nine families of babies born at Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) yesterday were surprised by the fact that in addition to their new bundles of joy, they got a big bundle of cash from Fifth Third Bank.

Community event highlights stroke awareness at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is presenting a free community event to educate the public about the warning signs of a stroke, but more importantly, how to prevent stroke.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) publishes 2017 Community Benefit Report

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is proud to announce the release of the 2017 Community Benefit Report which details how the hospital has helped to care for patients and neighbors in the northwest suburbs.

Save lives, give blood at Northwest Community Healthcare

Friday, April 20, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 in the Mallard Room at the hospital, 800 West Central Road in Arlington Heights.

The joys and struggles of weight loss: Mary and Robby’s fitness journey

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Robby Heimann grew up playing multiple sports. Over time, he gained weight which made it difficult to even participate in recreational games. Robby set out to make a change by eating healthy and exercising. He now uses his weight loss triumphs and tribulations to help others make a change.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) opens new location to serve Luther Village

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Responding to a need to serve older adults in the community, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) will open an NCH Medical Group Physician Office inside the Lutheran Home at 800 West Oakton Street.

New breast surgeon joins Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to announce Breast Surgical Oncologist Katherine Hansen, D.O., has joined the 880 W. Central Road Suite 5000 practice.

Healthy eating means carbohydrate awareness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
April is National Defeat Diabetes Month, and we’re springing into healthy eating habits and focusing on managing diet with better awareness about carbohydrates.

Wind back in her sails – COPD patient breathes easier

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Six years ago, Lou Cornforth suffered a fall that landed her in the hospital with an extended stay in a rehab facility. During that time, she began experiencing depression and episodes of breathlessness. Lou was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which makes it difficult to breathe. She then made the decision to quit smoking.