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Jul 28, 2020, 16:58 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital Named #1 in Chicago and Illinois and Among the Top 10 Hospitals in the Nation

Four Northwestern Medicine hospitals are recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals rankings. Northwestern Memorial...


Jun 24, 2020, 09:11 ET Northwestern Medicine Launches Gender Pathways Program

Northwestern Medicine recently launched the Gender Pathways Program, a clinical program for transgender and gender non-binary individuals providing...


Feb 14, 2020, 06:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Celebrates 15 Years of Breakthrough Medicine

Illinois' highest ranked cardiology and heart surgery program. Among the highest survival rates for heart failure and heart attack in the United...


Jan 13, 2020, 11:48 ET Northwestern Medicine Physicians First in Illinois to Implant Nerve Stimulator to Control Incontinence

Surgeons at Northwestern Medicine Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery were recently the first in Illinois to implant a new type of sacral ...


Oct 24, 2019, 14:23 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital only hospital in the United States to provide highest-quality, lowest-cost care to heart attack and heart failure patients

It's the Holy Grail of the health care industry — providing the safest, highest quality care for the lowest price possible. Northwestern Memorial...


Sep 24, 2019, 17:32 ET Two Northwestern Medicine Physicians Receive Awards from The North American Menopause Society

Two Northwestern Medicine physicians will receive awards from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) during its annual meeting in Chicago on...


Aug 28, 2019, 11:57 ET Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Among Nation's Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital was recently selected as 1 of 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the National Cardiovascular Data...


Apr 23, 2019, 12:18 ET National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Offers Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Every day, 130 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high with an estimated ...


Mar 17, 2019, 10:00 ET Low-Risk Patients Benefit from Minimally Invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis once had a single option for treatment —open-heart surgery to replace their diseased valve. Results...


Mar 07, 2019, 10:00 ET Northwestern Medicine and Eko Partner to Improve Valvular Heart Disease Screening Using Machine Learning Algorithms

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for cardiac screening in a new study of...


Feb 20, 2019, 16:20 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital becomes the first Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department in Illinois

An estimated 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day increasing the demand for geriatric healthcare. The nation's emergency departments are on the...


Jan 25, 2019, 07:00 ET Northwestern Medicine and Alfardan Group announce the launch of 'Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine'

Alfardan Group has ventured into Qatar's medical services sector with the launch of the Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine. Alfardan Group...


Dec 04, 2018, 11:40 ET Two Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Earn 2018 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

wo Northwestern Medicine hospitals are recognized by The Leapfrog Group with its 2018 Top Hospital Award. Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern...


Oct 29, 2018, 13:30 ET Following Las Vegas Mass Shooting, High Blood Transfusion Needs Were Met by Existing Supply at Local Hospitals and Blood Suppliers

At 10:05 pm on October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto more than 22,000 concertgoers below. The incident, ...


Oct 22, 2018, 06:00 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital partners with Franciscan Health on neurological services

Franciscan Health announced today that it has entered into a professional services agreement with the department of neurological surgery at...


Oct 17, 2018, 16:07 ET Northwestern Medicine Cardiologist First in Illinois to Use Novel Treatment for Chronic Pulmonary Embolism

Totally out of breath and thoroughly exhausted, Sherry Seals figured she caught influenza she couldn't shake. Local doctors found blood clots in her...


Oct 17, 2018, 13:58 ET National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high with an...


Sep 06, 2018, 18:02 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital joins elite group of hospitals to sign relationship-building agreement with the United Arab Emirates

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been selected as a preferred provider of exceptional medical care for patients from the United Arab Emirates...


Sep 04, 2018, 12:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Welcomes Centegra Health System

On September 1, Centegra Health System became the newest member of Northwestern Medicine, Chicago's premier academic health system. The affiliation...


Aug 14, 2018, 08:50 ET Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ranked No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago, Named to the Prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll for Seventh Consecutive Year

U.S. News & World Report has recognized four Northwestern Medicine hospitals in its 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings. Northwestern Memorial Hospital...


Jun 29, 2018, 11:46 ET Northwestern Medicine Receives Grant to Lead Research into Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

The American Heart Association recently selected Northwestern Medicine as one of six centers to be part of a new, grant-funded national network...


Jun 28, 2018, 01:17 ET Northwestern Medicine Launches New Center Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the top-ranked cardiovascular program in Illinois for the last 10 consecutive years, is...


Jun 26, 2018, 06:00 ET Northwestern Medicine Receives Transformative $25 Million Gift from the Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the top-ranked cardiovascular program in Illinois for the last 10 consecutive years, received a ...


Jun 25, 2018, 03:12 ET Minimizing the Risk of Repairing a Broken Heart

Aortic valve disease threatened to undo all the effort Beverly Gorham put into getting healthy. The 79-year-old Genoa, Ill. resident has been working ...


Jun 12, 2018, 12:00 ET Centegra Health System and Northwestern Medicine sign Definitive Agreement; Receive Regulatory Approval

Centegra Health System has signed a definitive agreement to join Northwestern Medicine, Chicago's premier integrated academic health system. The...