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2013-07-17 16:25:22

Northwestern Cardiology and Heart Surgery 12th among U.S. News' Best Hospitals Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute climbs five places to 12(th) in the nation on the cardiovascular specialty ranking CHICAGO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital today announced that the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, its cardiology and heart surgery program, ranked 12(th) in the country on the 2013-14 Best Hospitals ranking for cardiology and heart surgery. U.S. News...

2013-07-16 12:26:03

Northwestern also continued to hold top spots on U.S. News' Illinois and Chicago Metro rankings CHICAGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is pleased to announce that both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest hospitals continue to earn national recognition as part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America's Best Hospitals. Northwestern Memorial climbed six places to 6th in the nation on the publisher's most exclusive...

2013-07-01 12:27:27

Northwestern Medicine releases 2013's top five summer safety tips CHICAGO, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicagoans don't head to the beach empty-handed. Every summer, thousands flock to Lake Michigan wearing the latest summer fashion trends armed with sunglasses and sunscreen. While those are important, bringing a little safety know-how may be even more valuable. To help people stay healthy, safe and hydrated this summer Northwestern Medicine(®) experts offer their top...

2013-04-29 16:29:48

Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies CHICAGO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While all heart attacks have the potential to be deadly, one type is referred to as the "widow maker" because of its high risk of death. A ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe type of heart attack that occurs when a blockage in a coronary artery causes heart muscle to die; without prompt treatment risk of...

2013-04-16 12:28:01

Northwestern Medicine expert helps educate patients on advance care planning CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a trying time for the entire family having to watch a loved one's health decline. It can be even more stressful and confusing when medical decisions must be made, and family members debate healthcare decisions and question who best knows the patient's wishes. Today marks the sixth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, and Northwestern Medicine(®)...

2013-04-15 12:28:47

Award recognizes outstanding hospitals promoting transparency of quality measures CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently received the 2012 Best Practices in Hospital Website Transparency Award from URAC and The Leapfrog Group. The award identifies outstanding hospital websites that promote transparency of safety and quality measures in a manner that is useful and user-friendly for patients and other customers. Northwestern Memorial is...

2013-03-06 12:26:09

CHICAGO, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter announced today that it has entered into a collaborative agreement to provide hospice services to patients and families of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Midwest CareCenter has one of the largest groups of specialists - physicians and advance practice nurses - in palliative care and hospice and the only music-thanatology program for hospice patients in Illinois. The organization's mission is to...

2013-02-27 12:25:58

Northwestern Medicine orthopaedic expert offers tips for avoiding winter injuries CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A winter storm hitting the Chicago area this week is expected to bring significant snow, along with freezing rain and sleet. Northwestern Medicine(®) orthopaedic experts warn that slippery, snowy conditions can pose serious health and safety threats and often lead to an increase in fractures, sprains and other orthopaedic injuries. "We see a definite...

2013-02-14 16:25:26

Woman thankful for a new life three years after liver transplant CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven years ago, 62-year-old Margot Hamel-Christensen thought she was living a life right out of a best-selling novel. After searching numerous reunion websites, she came across her high school sweetheart's name and number. Margot sent him a note, and not long after, he responded. Margot and Ray met once again and picked up right where they left off in high school. Their...

2013-02-14 12:25:33

Northwestern Medicine expert says eating right and being active is the real formula for success CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do more. Eat right. Know your numbers. It can't be that simple, right? Northwestern Medicine® cardiologist Clyde Yancy, MD says it is that simple, and has some other little known facts that can help all of us improve our heart health. While many of us may be focused on maintaining New Year's resolutions after overindulging during...