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May 26, 2016, 15:51 ET Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center Hosts 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run

 More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 23rd Annual...


May 19, 2016, 08:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Receives Top Evaluation for Intensive Care Services

 Patients, and their families, who find themselves in the intensive care units (ICUs) at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH)...


May 06, 2016, 12:56 ET Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Home to First Tiara Mitral Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement in the Midwest, Second in the United States

Northwestern Medicine cardiologists and cardiac surgeons successfully replaced a mitral valve using an innovative procedure that avoided open-heart...


May 03, 2016, 16:13 ET Two people, one brain tumor: After battling the disease for more than a decade, Chicago couple vows to find a cure together

In 2001, Bill and Viviane Evanoff vowed to stand by each other through everything life threw at them, in richer and poorer, in sickness and in...


Apr 18, 2016, 13:05 ET New Research Finds Islet Transplantation Effective to Treat Type 1 Diabetes Complicated by Severe Hypoglycemia

Northwestern Medicine researchers are co-investigators in a breakthrough clinical trial that found transplanted human islets prevent hypoglycemic...


Apr 05, 2016, 16:30 ET Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System Explore Affiliation

 Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to explore an affiliation. Over the...


Mar 31, 2016, 14:34 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital Recognized by CDC for Innovative, Lifesaving Efforts to Prevent Blood Clots in Hospitalized Patients

Northwestern Memorial Hospital was one of eight hospitals and health systems recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Mar 17, 2016, 12:04 ET Lake Villa Cancer Survivor Says Attention to Small Changes Saved Her Life

 A mother of three young children, Dina Pryhocki was 36 years old when she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. She was in great shape, a...


Mar 01, 2016, 08:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Welcomes Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital To The Health System

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare announced today that Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has become the newest member of Northwestern Medicine. In...


Feb 29, 2016, 12:38 ET Leading Women's Health Expert and Author Dr. Lauren Streicher Joins Northwestern Medicine

 Northwestern Medicine® welcomes gynecologist Lauren Streicher, MD, to Northwestern Medical Group. Streicher is a clinical leader in...


Feb 22, 2016, 14:42 ET Northwestern Medicine Cardiologists Are First in Midwest to Perform Minimally Invasive Tricuspid Valve Procedure

 Northwestern Medicine interventional cardiologists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are the first in the Midwest and second in the United...


Jan 27, 2016, 11:00 ET Lurie Cancer Center Joins Nation's Cancer Centers in Endorsement of HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

 In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of...


Jan 14, 2016, 16:39 ET Dean Tsarwhas, MD, Named Medical Director of Cancer Services for Northwestern Medicine's Lake Forest Hospital and Grayslake Outpatient Center

 Whether it's triggering the immune system to fight a tumor or using a person's genetic code to determine their cancer risk, Dean Tsarwhas, MD,...


Dec 01, 2015, 09:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Welcomes Newest Member KishHealth System

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare announced today that KishHealth System has become the newest member of Northwestern Medicine (NM). With the...


Nov 19, 2015, 11:52 ET Dr. Jennifer Nam Choi Appointed Chief of OncoDermatology for Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine® is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Nam Choi, MD, as chief of the Division of...


Oct 29, 2015, 12:30 ET Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital to Join Northwestern Medicine

 Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) and the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters announced today that Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, a 127-bed...


Oct 15, 2015, 13:28 ET New Leadership Announced For Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Group

 Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) announced today that it has named Julie Creamer president of Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), and...


Oct 02, 2015, 11:40 ET Chicago to Kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness for October with Pink Lighting Ceremony

 Tonight, when Chicagoans look up at their signature skyline or walk by several of its Park District attractions, they will see the color pink...


Sep 09, 2015, 16:13 ET Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Providing Healthcare for Golfers, Spectators During BMW Championship Golf Tournament

 Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital physicians and nurses will staff the medical trailer as the healthcare provider on course during...


Aug 17, 2015, 12:00 ET Chicago Researchers Roll Out Best Practices for Supportive Care of Cancer Patients

 Northwestern Medicine® and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University are working with key community...


Aug 05, 2015, 15:30 ET KishHealth System To Join Northwestern Medicine

KishHealth System signed the definitive agreement to join Northwestern Medicine. The agreement was approved by the governing boards of KishHealth...


Jul 22, 2015, 13:12 ET Pulmonary Hypertension Pioneer Dr. Stuart Rich Joins Northwestern Medicine

 Northwestern Medicine welcomes Stuart Rich, MD, as director of the new Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at the Bluhm Cardiovascular...


Jul 21, 2015, 10:01 ET Three Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Ranked Among "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report

Three Northwestern Medicine® hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-2016 ranking of America's Best...


May 22, 2015, 15:06 ET Dr. Shoreh Shahabi Joins Northwestern Medicine as New Chief of Gynecologic Oncology

Northwestern Medicine welcomes Shohreh Shahabi, MD, as the new chief of the division of gynecologic oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital...


May 21, 2015, 16:28 ET Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Develop New Approach to Removing Nerve Tumors

 When Ryan Rendino first felt the small lump along the side of his neck, he figured it was a muscle strain and took a couple weeks off from...