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For 65 years, since 1949, May has been celebrated as National Mental Health Awareness Month.  There is a social stigma associated with mental illness, and this stigma prevents the majority of people with mental illnesses from seeking help.  Ben Gordon Center is advocating and supporting all those who are...
DeKalb County Health Department’s (DCHD) Director of Health Protection Greg Maurice, encourages all residents to take a few precautions to help protect family and friends while enjoying Fourth of July food favorites by following four simple steps – clean, separate, cook and chill. 1. CLEAN: Always wash hands and surfaces often before preparing food and...
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A $1.5 million donation from the KishHealth Foundation, part of Northwestern Medicine, will accelerate the expansion of Northwestern Medicine’s nationally-ranked heart program to the greater DeKalb region. The funds will support the purchase of advanced cardiac equipment, educational programs, and a state-of-the-art teleconferencing center at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. “This...
This story was shared today by the DeKalb County (IL) Health Department. To read the entire, much longer article with photos go to CNN: ("Anti-vaxers' adult son gets measles; now, he has this message for the world") " Nerius remembers the scariest part of his bout with measles. "He contracted the disease in...
KishHealth Physician Group, part of Northwestern Medicine, welcomes dermatologist Kimberly Ann Bauer, MD. Dr. Bauer is welcoming new patients at the Physician Group office located at 1850 Gateway Drive, Sycamore. “I am excited to be joining the KishHealth Physician Group to provide high quality medical dermatology care to patients in...
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 2017 are encouraged to apply. Deadline to submit application...
The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary, the Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary, and the KishHealth Foundation, part of Northwestern Medicine, offer several scholarships each year for DeKalb County residents pursuing healthcare studies. Scholarships are offered to students pursuing careers in healthcare studies, including nursing, radiology, pre-med, medical, and...
Volunteer Opportunities Women, men and teen volunteers play an important role within KishHealth System, providing friendly neighbor-to-neighbor interactions with our patients and visitors. These interactions help put patients and family members at ease and make them feel comfortable and cared for. In addition, volunteers perform tasks that help our staff...
June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time dedicated to reducing stigma, raising awareness and connecting those in need of help to the proper resources available. PTSD occurs when the body’s natural reaction to a threatening situation is changed or damaged so that they feel stressed or frightened even when...
KishHealth System Physician Group, now part of Northwestern Medicine, welcomes Internist Sujata Morker, MD. Dr. Morker is currently seeing patients, adolescents to seniors, at the Physician Group office located at 1850 Gateway Drive, Sycamore. Dr. Morker knew that she wanted to help people at a very early age, therefore becoming...
Artists and crafters are invited to participate in the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary’s Artisan Market on Friday, October 6, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in the Roberts Conference Center at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. Set-up will be Thursday, October 5, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The...
Each day, 7,000 kids in the United States under the age of 16 take their first drink and 25% of U.S. children are exposed to alcohol-use disorders in their family. Learn the facts about alcohol: www.ncadd.org Learn about Ben Gordon Center’s treatment options for substance abuse at www.bengordoncenter.org