The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center is now offering an advanced tool for diagnosing recurrent prostate cancer that is typically only found in much larger, academic medical centers. Axumin™ is a diagnostic agent for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. The injectable agent can identify recurrences of cancer throughout the...
National Rural Health Day, celebrated on Thursday, November 16, is an opportunity to highlight the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers to address those challenges. For over 70 years, Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital has provided emergency care 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...
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center welcomes Hematologist and Medical Oncologist Faisal Saghir, MD. Dr. Saghir’s clinical interests include the treatment of breast and lung cancers and hematological disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. “I believe in...
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....
The Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded $12,000 in healthcare career scholarships to deserving students in the area. The following students received scholarships: · Margaret Fraser, Occupational Therapy, Newark · Blair Wright, Medicine, Sandwich · Ashley Martinez, Nursing, Plano · Victoria Gregory, Nursing, Sandwich · Caitlyn Jess, Nursing, Earlville · Stephanie Shields, Nursing,...
The Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary will hold its Annual Meeting and Fall Luncheon on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St., Somonauk, IL. The day will begin with the annual meeting at 11 a.m., followed by Volunteer...
The Genoa Community Women’s Club recently presented the staff at Northwestern Medicine Hospice – DeKalb with a check for $2,400 to support quality end-of-life care and bereavement services. The money was raised during the annual "Bunco for Breast Cancer" event. The Genoa Community Women's Club was founded in 1947 and...
Three Northwestern Medicine hospitals are recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is again recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country ranking No. 13 on the prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Northwestern Memorial remains ranked No. 1...
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...
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...
Northwestern Medicine Ben Gordon Center was the recipient of the DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grant. The $20,000 grant will be used to update the interior space of the facility and will contribute to the Therapeutic Environment Project. The Therapeutic Environment Project is intended to create a physical...