Pediatrics and Parenting September 29, 2020
NCH Medical Group offers free HPV webinar
Parents of children pre-teen and older are invited to a free, virtual webinar titled HPV: Know the Facts, recorded by Pamela Seegert, BSN, R.N., nurse manager with NCH Medical Group’s Pediatrics team.
COVID-19 July 22, 2020
Parents ask their COVID-19 questions
Part II of our Back to School series Parents of school-aged children have a lot on their mind as the start of the academic year approaches. Every new school year is full of promise and uncertainty as kids fill their backpacks with school supplies, get their school physicals and try on their new school clothes. […]
COVID-19 July 8, 2020
Back to school: Send them back in good health
In this first part of a two-part series, Kristina Mitton, M.D. addresses traditional school physicals as we help parents navigate the back-to-school season during COVID-19.
Community April 3, 2020
Helping children cope
How can we help the children in our lives cope with the new reality created by a pandemic? Kids know things have changed, and we have some strategies for helping them understand.
Fitness and Nutrition August 5, 2019
How to get your kid to eat healthy
Are you at your wit's end with trying to get your kid (or kids) to eat healthy? Try these creative and very colorful ways to present food to them. Mindful by Sodexo offers these ideas.
Pediatrics and Parenting July 9, 2019
Don’t wait to schedule school and sports physicals
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.
Pediatrics and Parenting April 17, 2019
How NCH helps moms after childbirth
This Q & A with OB/GYN physicians Lorraine Novas, M.D. and Jill Placek, M.D. describes what's in place at NCH to help women with postpartum depression.
Pediatrics and Parenting March 5, 2019
Paddy Panda helps with pain
On the Pediatric Unit at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) a quality improvement team of nurses has helped to improve pain management scores with the use of a fluffy friend: Paddy, the Pain Panda.
Paddy – a gender neutral, small stuffed animal – is given to patients between the ages of 3 and 16 who receive pain medication on the unit, explains Clinical Nurse Manager Rochelle Sowa, who says the panda was introduced on the floor in 2015.
Pediatrics and Parenting November 5, 2018
When a baby dies, NCH helps families grieve and remember
NCH, a pioneer in perinatal grief support, gives parents a safe place to gather and grieve. One way it does this is with its Walk to Remember. This year’s 28th annual walk Oct. 14 drew nearly 100 people for a heartwarming program that included a sharing session, slideshow of names set to music, and more.
Pediatrics and Parenting September 20, 2018
Is my newborn baby healthy?
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.