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October 2011

Innovative Treatment Restores Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Northwest Community Hospital (NCH), last month, began using cardio cryoablation to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. Cryoablation is an advanced breakthrough freezing technology that restores a patient's heartbeat to a normalized rhythm.

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Expanded Guidelines for Direct Admissions to Hospital

NCH has expanded its guidelines for accepting direct admission patients to the Hospital. Now, physicians and their patients have greater flexibility when preparing to use the NCH's Direct Admit Unit.

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NCH Medical Group Expands with Acquisition of Northwest Family Physicians

Northwest Family Physicians – a primary care practice in Arlington Heights – has partnered with NCH to become the second physician practice to join the NCH Medical Group, which now has more than 50 physicians at five locations in the northwest suburbs.

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NCH FastCare Brings Convenient, Affordable Care to Palatine

Located inside the Palatine Jewel-Osco, NCH FastCare is a pilot point-of-care service that provides another level of convenience and access to basic walk-in medical treatment, especially for individuals without health insurance.

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NCH Makes an Impact Through Community Services and Charity Care

For more than 50 years, NCH has served the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities. Today, NCH's broad-based community benefit program embraces charity care, outreach activities and community health initiatives that include community-based health clinics, a behavioral health program, a mobile dental clinic and much more.

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NCH Receives Radiation Oncology Accreditation

Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) is just the fourth hospital in Illinois to earn accreditation in radiation oncology. Accredited hospitals are known for providing the highest levels of quality care and patient safety for treating cancer with radiation therapy.

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