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Current Press Releases
Northwestern Medicine Heart Transplant Recipients “Happy” to Celebrate Life - 2/27/15
Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Celebrates 10 Years of Breakthrough Medicine - 2/13/15
New JAMA Editorial Questions Medicare’s Approach to Tying Hospital Quality Measurement to Financial Penalties - 2/11/2015
New Lurie Cancer Center Program Combines Oncology with Genomics to Provide more Personalized Cancer Care - 2/5/2015
New DoD Funded Study to Tackle Chronic Amputee Pain for Veterans and Civilians - 2/4/2015
New Study Finds Hospital Readmissions Following Surgery are Not Tied to Errors in Care - 2/3/2015
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Announces Parking Changes - 2/3/2015
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Recognized for Outstanding Work-Life Program - 2/3/2015
Dr. Scott Strong Joins Northwestern Medicine as Chief of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery and Surgical Director of the Digestive Health Center - 1/22/2015
Northwestern Medicine Launches Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care - 1/20/2015
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Northwestern Medicine heart transplant recipients “Happy” to celebrate life - 2/27/15
By Kara Spak
Kisses from grandkids and playing 18 holes on the golf course. A Thanksgiving dinner toast and enjoying the warm sun on your face.
Some of these simple pleasures are monumental daily reminders of the precious gift of life to patients who suffered severe heart failure and survived through heart transplantation. At Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, some heart transplant recipients decided to record some of their “happiest” moments of life after transplant for a tribute video set to Pharrell Williams’ smash hit song “Happy,” which reached number one in more than 25 countries and has inspired more than 1,500 tribute videos. They hope the video will inspire more people to register as lifesaving organ donors. Read More
Northwestern Medicine’s Dr. Rakotz recognized as hypertension control champion - 2/26/14
By Bret Coons
Michael K. Rakotz, MD, a family medicine physician at Northwestern Medicine Evanston, has been recognized as a 2014 Hypertension Control Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts® initiative. The initiative recognizes physicians and healthcare organizations that are taking the lead to help their patients keep blood pressure under control. All of the 2014 Hypertension Control Champions worked with their patients to achieve hypertension control rates at or above 70 percent. Rakotz is one of only 30 physicians and healthcare organizations to be recognized nationally.
“I am honored to be named a Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion,” said Rakotz. Along with his partners and staff from Northwestern Medicine Evanston, Rakotz has been helping create an innovative program with the American Medical Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine to improve blood pressure control across the country. Read More
Northwestern Medicine receives ECRI’s 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award - 2/23/15
By Bret Coons
Northwestern Medicine® has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award by the ECRI Institute. The award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall spend management, the adoption of best practice solutions in their supply chain processes, and the leveraging the full range of ECRI Institute’s supply chain services.
Northwestern Medicine is one of only 11 organizations to be recognized with this award nationally out of nearly 3,000 hospitals and health systems that participate in ECRI Institute’s SELECTplus™ and PriceGuide™ programs. Winners were recognized for their high level of dedication to improving healthcare quality and reducing costs following an in-depth analysis of each organization. Read More
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