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NCH receives multiple Healthgrades awards again

November 7, 2017

We’re the only hospital in Illinois recognized by Healthgrades as top 10 percent in nation for Cardiac Services, Stroke, Neurosurgery and Neurosciences

Healthgrades, a resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, recognized Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) with numerous specialty excellence awards and five-star achievements. Northwest Community Hospital is the only hospital in Illinois to receive Healthgrades® Neurosciences, Stroke Care and Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Awards™ for a second consecutive year (2017-2018).

“NCH is proud to be recognized by Healthgrades in the areas of cardiac care, stroke care, cranial neurosurgery, neurosciences and pulmonary care,” said Alan Loren, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer and executive vice president at NCH. “We at NCH strive to provide compassionate, quality care to our patient population, and we appreciate Healthgrades’ designations as they underscore our commitment to excellence.”

The 2018 Clinical Quality Awards are as follows: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™; America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™; Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™; Neurosciences Excellence Award™; and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.  Northwest Community Health also received Five-Star distinctions in Heart Failure, Stroke Care, Cranial Neurosurgery, Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Treatment of Pneumonia, Colorectal Surgery, Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, Treatment of Sepsis, and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism.

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“Many consumers believe that hospital quality is standardized, though the reality is that clinical quality and outcomes at hospitals vary widely across the country,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades, chief medical officer. “Consumers can arm themselves with trusted information and tools like the new Healthgrades analysis to determine their best choices for care.”

In addition to the Healthgrades awards, NCH has received Magnet status three times in a row, something only two percent of hospitals nationwide achieve.

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