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Valley West Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, has received the prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly U.S.A., Inc. The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to welcome Maddie Hiltz as our new Massage Therapist. Maddie graduated from Kishwaukee Community College with her Certificate in Massage Therapy in 2011. In 2012, she passed the National Certification in Therapeutic Massage exam and became a licensed Massage Therapist. Maddie specializes...
Group leaders Brian Wedoff and Kristopher Miller, from the Target Distribution Center, DeKalb, stopped by the KishHealth System Cancer Center on Sept. 30, with a check for $3,500, which they presented to Debra Bemis, director of KishHealth System Oncology Services and Marcy Rubic, executive director of KishHealth System Foundation. The...
Today is…..National Alcohol Screening Day  Alcohol may help you cope in the short term, but over time this strategy may backfire.   Take an anonymous screening here on the BGC website to assess your alcohol use.  Just click on the Online Mental Health Screening Button to the right here. Held annually on...
Wellness Begins Here Blood Pressure Clinic A KishHealth System health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Monday, 9 - 11 am, at KishHealth System Physician Group, 12700 US Highway 34, Plano, or 10:30 am – 12:30...
KishHealth System Hospice will be offering its next volunteer orientation and training class starting in September at the KishHealth System Hospice office, 2727 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb. Direct care volunteers are a part of an interdisciplinary team serving terminally ill individuals and their families. The class is open to all...
KishHealth System announced today that it received the 2014 Truven Health Analytics Advantage Award in Health and Clinical Outcomes. The award was presented on April 30, 2014, by Mike Boswood, Truven Health Analytics president and CEO, during the annual gathering of Truven Health customers, the Advantage Conference, in Orlando, Florida....
Northwestern Medicine Advance Care Planning will host two community screenings of the documentary film “Being Mortal.” The film explores end-of-life care. There are two opportunities to view the film and after the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take steps to identify and...
KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine, recognized employees, teams, and departments who have demonstrated significant achievements toward the health system’s organizational goals in the areas of Service, People, Quality, Finance, and Growth at the 14th annual Employee Recognition Banquet, May 9, at the Duke Ellington Ballroom, Northern Illinois University. The...
Join S. Kathleen Bandt, MD, Northwestern Medicine Epilepsy Surgeon, as she presents an overview of current treatment options for medication-resistant epilepsy, discusses the indications for each option, and reviews the quality of life benefits from surgery for epilepsy. The complimentary community wellness program will be held from 5:30 p.m....
With Summer upon us you’re looking forward to getting away for a family vacation. Everyone is hot and cranky. Your children have changed their mantra from “we don’t want to go to school” to “we’re bored.” As parents, we look forward to summer vacation as the time for our...