Articles tagged with 'transplant' | Northwestern Medicine

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2023
September
26,
2023
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Transplant surgeon Dinee Simpson, MD, has been named the first chief health equity executive at Northwestern Medicine. In this new position, Dr. Simpson will lead the formation of a system-wide approach to enhance health equity across the communities...
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July
31,
2023
| 09:34 AM America/Chicago
The Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplant Center is now one of the largest transplant centers in the Midwest to use both warm and cold liver perfusion to make more livers available for lifesaving transplants. These advanced technologies improve dono...
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July
20,
2023
| 08:32 AM America/Chicago
Surgeons and staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital have performed their 2,500th liver transplant surgery, becoming the first health system in Illinois to reach this milestone. The hospital performed its first liver transplant surgery in 1993 and ha...
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June
07,
2023
| 17:10 PM America/Chicago
The New England Journal of Medicine study highlights potential for widening the heart donor pool 
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May
30,
2023
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
Patients in suburban Chicago now have better access to world-class liver transplant care through a new department at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. It is the first time Northwestern Medicine has extended inpatient transplant care beyo...
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May
11,
2023
| 12:07 PM America/Chicago
Community members will receive free kidney and diabetes screenings and learn more about issues that affect their health at the Celebrating the Health of Mothers and Families Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at Imani Village, 901 E....
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April
26,
2023
| 15:44 PM America/Chicago
When Kathy Fiandaca and Daniel Ganger, MD, met nearly 35 years ago, she was a single mom who had been told her liver would fail by the time she was 30. He was a young transplant hepatologist who looked her in the eye as she shared her worst fear, tha...
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April
06,
2023
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
CHICAGO – April 6, 2023 – Every day as a nephrologist at Northwestern Medicine, Aleksandra Gmurczyk, MD, sees patients who are suffering from kidney failure. She encourages them to take their medications as prescribed, go to all their dialysis appoin...
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January
30,
2023
| 13:03 PM America/Chicago
CHICAGO, Ill. – Jan. 30, 2023 – New data confirms Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s standing among the top abdominal organ transplant programs in the country. Based on one-year survival, information released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Re...
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2022
November
23,
2022
| 09:55 AM America/Chicago
Born in the Philippines, Patricio Collera moved to the United States and worked as a Northwestern Medicine nurse for several years. On Aug. 24, he received the call that organs were available. Thanksgiving Day marks three months since receiving the l...
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September
23,
2022
| 09:34 AM America/Chicago
Just three days after donating 60 percent of his liver to a complete stranger, Chris Staehlin had his first opportunity to joke around with the recipient, Dan Droszcz. The men met Aug. 27, hours before Staehlin was discharged from Northwestern Memori...
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August
11,
2022
| 20:01 PM America/Chicago
After being hospitalized for 422 days at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 57-year-old Colette Hurd of Chicago is heading home after receiving Northwestern Medicine’s first positive crossmatch lung and kidney transplant.“I now call myself ‘Colette 2.0’...
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