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The NCH Advantage • Quality Outcomes for Pancreatic Cancer

Nationally recognized for excellence

Cancer Program 3-year Approval with Commendation
American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
Two years in a row

Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Only 6% of healthcare organizations earn Magnet status

Quality outcomes at Northwest Community Hospital have been available online since the fall of 2007. NCH was the first hospital in the state of Illinois to deliver such transparent and easy to understand performance measures. Quality, safety and patient satisfaction are cornerstones of the patient experience at NCH.

Timing of care is crucial for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The diagnosis is often overwhelming and patients request prompt service. The staff working with Dr. Parsons and Dr. Bilimoria is proud of their efforts in maintaining timely services for patients, and will adjust their schedules to meet the needs of the patient and ensure quick access to services. On average, pancreatic cancer patients are able to schedule an appointment within three days of diagnosis.

Through the use of evidence-based medicine, physician collaboration, state-of-the-art technology, exceptional clinical staff and outcome monitoring tools, we are able to provide care that results in the best outcomes possible. Frequent patient satisfaction surveys indicate that 93% of Gastroenterology Center patients rate NCH as "very good" in "keeping patient informed," and 100% indicate they are likely to recommend NCH's Pancreatic Services to family and friends. Additionally, 96% of endoscopy patients indicated they are "likely to recommend NCH."

If you or someone you love has pancreatic cancer, find out how you can get the best treatment in Chicago. Call HealthConnection for a referral to a doctor specializing in pancreatic or hepatobiliary diseases at 847.618.4968 (4YOU).

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Last Updated 2013/06/28