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Current Press Releases
Joint Commission Names Northwestern Memorial Hospital Top Performer on Key Quality Measures - 11/17/2014
Northwestern Medicine® Opens New Downtown Clinics - 11/6/2014
The Truth about the Flu Vaccine and How to Protect Yourself and Others this Season - 11/6/2014
Northwestern Medicine® Health System Receives Top Marks in Safety and Quality - 10/30/2014
Northwestern Medicine® Lake Forest Receives Nancy L. Hughes Home as Gift for New Hospital Campaign - 10/27/2014
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Organizes 5K to Support Breast Cancer Research - 10/27/2014
Mayor Emanuel, CDPH and Chicago Hospitals Announce Creation of Network of Providers as Part of Ongoing Preparedness Efforts in Unlikely Case of Ebola Diagnosis - 10/20/2014
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2014 - 10/15/14
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital win Consumer Choice Awards - 10/13/14
Northwestern Medicine Opens New Patient Pavilion on Downtown Chicago Campus - 10/13/14
Quit smoking, even if you don't want to
By Kara Spak
Quit smoking, even if you don’t want to.
Carol Southard’s been saying it for nearly 30 years working as a tobacco cessation expert at Northwestern Medicine. On Nov. 20, she’ll be sharing her smoke-free secrets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with former smokers on the second floor of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Galter Pavilion for the Great American Smokeout.
“This is not about the dangers of smoking, this is about how to help people quit,” Southard said. “Most smokers want to quit and most smokers don’t know how. We’re not punishing smokers, we’re trying to help them.” Read More
Medicare Will Cover Screenings for High Risk Lung Cancer Patients
By Sheila Galloro
This week, Medicare announced it was going to pay for annual CT scans for older patients who are considered high risk for lung cancer. The proposal – which won’t be final until February – will cover an estimated four million people, many of whom are at greatest risk for the disease.
Malcolm DeCamp, MD, chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is relieved to hear the decision, which was not considered to be a sure thing. This spring a government advisory panel composed mostly of medical experts expressed some misgivings that the benefit of screenings would outweigh potential harms.
“This is a life-saving procedure that should be a covered service,” said DeCamp, who is also the McCormick Professor of Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “There is no question in my mind that this decision will save lives." Read More
Northwestern Medicine® Opens New Downtown Clinics
By Sheila Galloro
Northwestern Medicine® recently opened two new Streeterville practices and Northwestern Medicine Delano Court, a 13,500-square-foot South Loop primary care center that includes three physicians, seven staff members and 13 exam rooms.
“We are excited to expand access to Northwestern Medicine care throughout Chicago,” said David M. Mahvi, MD, president of Northwestern Medical Group and Northwestern Medicine chief of gastrointestinal and oncologic surgery. “With these locations we are offering the best of both worlds for South Loop and Streeterville residents. We are expanding our primary care services into their community and bringing the Northwestern care they’ve come to trust and value close to where they work and live. And most importantly if inpatient care is ever needed, these locations will afford seamless transition into Northwestern Memorial Hospital.” Read More
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