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Donates more than $6000 to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center On June 5, 2018 more than 50 Taekwondo students symbolically and benevolently targeted cancer at the recent “Kicking it for Cancer” break-a-thon at Sycamore High School. The event, organized by Bill Cho's United Taekwondo Center, raised $6,338 for the Northwestern...
Offering Girls Empowerment and The BOYS Groups The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) is sponsoring a Girls Empowerment Group for young girls ages 10 through 14 on Mondays at 2:30 - 4:00pm. Today's girls are facing new pressures due to social media and cyber bullying. The Girls Empowerment Group will assist...
Be Ready this year for the mosquitoes and ticks by looking around your home for the problem areas where they live and hide, as well as, what are the symptoms of Lyme disease, Spotted Fever and West Nile Virus. As warmer weather approaches, the DeKalb County Health Department is reminding...
On May 1st Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center welcomed several healthcare representatives from Nova Scotia, a small Canadian province of approximately a million people, to discuss best practices and latest evidence in joint replacement surgery. Visitors included representatives from several Canadian hospitals and members of the Nova Scotia Health...
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, Kishwaukee Hospital and Valley West Hospital are proud to be DAISY Award partners, recognizing one of...
Women's Health Empowerment Series: Yoga Tomorrow, Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm The DeKalb Area Women's Center is hosting a Yoga session with Yoga Master, Elizabeth Robinson. The class will run about an hour and a half and will have about 10 minutes of discussion, 70 min practice and 10...
Eat to Beat: Diabetes May 24 May 24, 2018 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Leishman Center for Culinary Health DeKalb, IL Peggy Marchini, RD, & Jo Cessna, Healthy Culinary Instructor lead this series in understanding how food is an effective tool to help prevent & manage diabetes. This class is presented by a team...
Northwestern Medicine will host an Emergency Medical Services Symposium on Acute Stroke Care from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The symposium will be held at Elements Conference and Banquet Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton, 16235 South LaGrange Road in Orland Park, Ill. This state-wide course...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to announce they are celebrating a milestone with their 40th year of serving DeKalb County! In 1978, the company known as Northern Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates began as the original owner and physical therapist Tim Dunlop opened his first clinic located at...
When a patient’s birthday party is canceled due to her hospitalization, staff members step in to help her family make the day special. Florence Nay was looking forward to her 100th birthday party on March 24 at her residence, Grand Victorian of Sycamore, but when she was admitted to Northwestern...
The Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary is offering scholarships to local residents who are pursuing healthcare careers. Applicants must live in a community served by Valley West Hospital. This includes Earlville, Sandwich, Plano, Somonauk, Leland, Yorkville, Bristol, Sheridan, Serena, Newark, Millington, Millbrook, Big Rock, Hinckley and Waterman. The...
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is accepting applications for its Teen Age Group Service (TAGS). The TAGS program provides teens volunteer opportunities at the hospital. Current high school students and eighth graders who will enter high school in the fall of 2018 are encouraged to apply. Every day, Northwestern Medicine...