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2014-01-07 12:28:38

Gannotta joins Northwestern Medicine® after seven years with Duke Raleigh Hospital CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) announced today that it has named Richard J. Gannotta, DHA, FACHE, President, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Senior Vice President, NMHC effective February 10. Gannotta currently is president of Duke Raleigh Hospital, one of three hospitals comprising the Duke University Health System. "Rick is an...

2013-10-23 16:29:44

The Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Kovler Organ Transplantation Center mark a new milestone in liver transplantation CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) announced that its surgeons performed their 1,500 liver transplant. This achievement comes shortly after the 20 year anniversary of Northwestern's first liver transplant. "I am very proud of our talented liver transplant team," said Michael Abecassis, MD, chief of the division of...

2013-08-14 16:26:13

Randomized phase II trial will investigate vaccine therapy combined with Avastin for patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme CHICAGO, Aug 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) recently joined a landmark clinical trial to investigate if a vaccine made from a patient's own brain tumor is effective in slowing tumor progression and extending survival. The randomized phase II trial will study how well giving the study vaccine with or without Avastin...

2013-07-31 12:25:41

Northwestern's neurology and neurosurgery program climbs to 7th in the nation and remains highest ranked in Illinois and Chicago CHICAGO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital's neurology and neurosurgery program has been ranked as 7th in the country on the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Hospitals specialty rankings released on Tuesday, July 16. This is the first year Northwestern Memorial has been recognized in the top 10 for neurology...

2013-07-18 12:24:46

Northwestern's orthopaedics program climbs 10 places to 7(th) in the nation and highest ranked in Illinois and Chicago CHICAGO, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital's orthopaedics program has been ranked as 7(th) in the country on the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Hospitals specialty ranking for orthopaedics released on Tuesday, July 16. This is the first year that Northwestern Memorial's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been...

2013-04-30 10:25:00

Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies 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 fatality increases dramatically. Coronary...

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...

2013-04-15 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...

2013-02-11 16:27:19

Clinical trial seeks to enroll people with disabling effects of ischemic stroke CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke which can result in permanent brain damage, long term disability or death. As a leading cause of adult disability, stroke has an annual burden of more than $62 billion on the United States economy. With the exception of rehabilitation therapy, very few treatments are available to improve the chronic...

2012-10-29 11:25:30

Northwestern Memorial offers first non-drug, FDA approved therapy for severe asthma CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 24 million people in this country suffer from asthma. For most of them, avoiding allergens and taking medications help keep their asthma under control. But for a small group with severe persistent asthma, frequent hospital visits tend to be the norm and taking medications and lifestyle changes don't do the trick. Northwestern Memorial...