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Current Press Releases
Northwestern Medicine Cardiologist First in Illinois to Implant World's Smallest FDA-Approved Pacemaker - 6/1/16
Northwestern’s Lurie Cancer Center Hosts 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K Run - 5/24/16
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Receives Top Evaluation for Intensive Care Services - 5/19/16
Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Home to First Tiara Mitral Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement in the Midwest, Second in the United States - 5/6/16
Two people, one brain tumor: After battling the disease for more than a decade, Chicago couple vows to find a cure together - 4/28/16
New Research Finds Islet Transplantation Effective to Treat Type 1 Diabetes Complicated by Severe Hypoglycemia - 4/18/16
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System Explore Affiliation - 4/5/16
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Recognized by CDC for Innovative, Lifesaving Efforts to Prevent Blood Clots in Hospitalized Patients - 3/31/16
Lake Villa Cancer Survivor Says Attention to Small Changes Saved Her Life - 3/7/16
Northwestern Medicine Welcomes Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital to the Health System - 3/1/16
Northwestern Medicine News Blog
Mercedes Gilpatric didn’t hesitate when her Northwestern Medicine cardiologist, Vera Rigolin, MD, asked her if she might be interested in a new investigational procedure that would repair her leaky tricuspid valve without open-heart surgery. This problem was causing Gilpatric extreme fatigue and shortness of breath.
“What you have at Northwestern is an amazing team,” she said. “I didn’t have any qualms about it.” Read More
Northwestern Medicine Physician Researcher and Patients Participated in Vatican Stem Cell Conference - 6/23/16
Richard Burt, MD, chief of the division of immunotherapy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, recently traveled to the Vatican for a historic conference that brought together the world’s leading cell therapy scientists, physicians, patients, ethicists and leaders of faith, government and philanthropy to the discuss the latest cellular therapy breakthroughs and hope for the future. Dr. Burt pioneered the use of hematopoietic stem cells to treat autoimmune diseases. He performed either America's first or the world's first autologous (one's own) hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) for numerous immune mediated diseases.
Dr. Burt, along with two patients, Grace Meihaus and Elizabeth Cougentakis, participated in a panel discussion moderated by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD, about using adult stem cells to treat autoimmune disorders. Vice President Joe Biden also spoke at the conference about his Cancer Moonshot initiative. The historic three-day event, held April 28 to 30, was The Third International Conference on the Progress of Regenerative Medicine and Its Cultural Impact.
Vernon Hills – Northwestern Medicine recently opened a new Immediate Care Center that is accessible 365 days a year at the northwest corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Townline Road in Vernon Hills.
“We are excited to continue to expand access to Northwestern Medicine’s care to our patients in the northern suburbs by opening this new comprehensive center in Vernon Hills,” said Thomas J. McAfee, president of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. “The Vernon Hills center not only offers treatment of minor emergencies in an immediate care setting but also primary and family medicine care at a convenient location close to where our patients work and live.”