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New cardiologist joins Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome Maen Nusair, M.D., who began seeing patients November 1 at the 880 W. Central Road, Suite 7100 and 1632 W. Central Road practices, both in Arlington Heights.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) to salute local heroes with ceremony

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
NCH is proud of the community members, physicians, employees and their families who have served or are serving today. All are invited to attend the NCH “To Honor and Remember” ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 12 on the east lawn of the hospital campus, 800 W. Central Road.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) hosts blood drive with American Red Cross

Friday, October 19, 2018
You can save lives by donating blood at the Northwest Community Hospital Blood Drive to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the hospital’s Mallard Room, 800 West Central Road.

New family medicine physician joins Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome Arthur Hong, M.D., a family medicine physician who joined the NCH Medical Group staff in September. Dr. Hong sees patients at 500 Hicks Road, Suite 100, in Palatine.

New internal medicine physician joins Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome Tingting Zhou, M.D., who joined the NCH Medical Group in October. She sees patients at the 1538 North Arlington Heights Road practice.

Rolling towards a town near you: the NCH Braista Coffee Cart

Monday, October 8, 2018
Did you know that getting an annual mammogram is as quick as taking a coffee break? To boost breast cancer awareness in the community, the NCH Braista (pronounced Brah-eesta) Coffee Cart will visit various communities where families gather.

NCH hosts 2018 Walk to Remember

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is hosting its annual event to honor and remember all babies lost through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn death. The Walk to Remember event to be held Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. includes a memorial service in the hospital auditorium, 800 W. Central Road, a walk around the hospital grounds, a gathering in the Renew Through Sharing Memorial Garden and refreshments.

Walk or run to benefit lung cancer patients at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Register for the 2018 Pairing Up to Beat Lung Cancer 5K Race & Walk, which takes place on November 3 at 8:30 a.m. The event starts and ends at Midtown Athletic Club, 1760 North Hicks Road in Palatine, with a scenic trek through the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.

‘Pink Out’ soccer event to provide money for mammograms at NCH

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Watch a soccer game, have some coffee and schedule a mammogram. Support breast cancer awareness at NCH by attending the Pink Out Soccer Event, hosted by Elite Soccer Community Organization (ESCO) at 6 p.m. on October 28 at Rolling Meadows High School.

How do you like them apples?

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Apples are among the healthiest of snacks and can be used in a variety of recipes, raw or cooked. This fruit has been shown to aid in weight loss, protect against diabetes, prevent cardiovascular disease and reduce cholesterol.

Is my newborn baby healthy?

Thursday, September 20, 2018
NCH has been delivering babies since 1959, providing a full range of medical services to ensure mom and baby have a safe and healthy childbirth experience. Learn about the screenings that newborns receive.

What is a patient navigator? Part II of our series

Thursday, September 20, 2018
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a fitting time to introduce our Prostate Cancer Patient Navigator Heidi Wiltse, R.N., BSN, OCN. Heidi has more than 25 years of experience as an oncology nurse.

Tickle the ivories at the NCH Wellness Center

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Even if you’re not a musician, it’s hard to resist “tickling the ivories” when passing by a piano. It’s even harder to stifle the temptation when the piano is also a work of art.

What is a patient navigator?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Introducing our Patient Navigator series, which takes an in-depth look at a skilled group of caring people who support the award-winning cancer programs offered at NCH.

How’s your colon health?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Colon cancer screening tests can save lives by detecting cancer early on and by preventing it.

NCH partners with Weil Foot & Ankle Institute to expand footprint

Monday, September 17, 2018
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) and Weil Regenerative Surgery Center have launched a joint venture, operating together at the 1455 E. Golf Road in Des Plaines.

Patient feels ‘like new’ after robotic procedures

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Martha Ulmer didn’t think much about her chronic cough, but it caught her attention when symptoms became worse. That’s when Martha turned to a team of physicians at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) including Willis Parsons, M.D., Gary Chmielewski, M.D. and Malcolm Bilimoria, M.D.

What to expect in the postpartum period – a four-part series

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states: “The weeks following birth are a critical period for the mother and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being.” Dr. Mlynarczyk, who is accepting new patients, answers patients’ most commonly asked questions below.

Reduce pain with physical therapy at NCH Outpatient Care Center

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
From athletes suffering from sports injuries to individuals with chronic back pain, the new Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Outpatient Care Center (OCC) at Harper College can help. Lead Physical Therapist Shivangi Potdar tells how physical therapy helps, and what patients visiting the OCC can expect.

Eat smart to stay sharp

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a dedicated, international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Some research has shown that the MIND diet (Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay), developed by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, may lower the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.