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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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Second City Helps Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Patients - 3/3/15
By Sheila Galloro
You’d never guess from the laughter leaking out into the hallway that it was a Parkinson’s support group meeting.
But when the featured guests are Second City actors and improv and comedy are on the agenda, so is having a good time. And for the more than 40 Parkinson’s patients who attended the meeting at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, it was a chance to remember how good it feels to tell a few jokes and make the person sitting next to you laugh. Read More
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
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