NMH cardiac patients already reaping benefits of new cardiovascular institute
Just 60 days into the launch of the Northwestern Cardiovascular Institute, patients are already benefiting from its unique offering of innovative diagnostic and treatment options, including a pain relief pump and a revolutionary new magnetic resonance (MR) technology.
Cardiac patients at the Northwestern Cardiovascular Institute are among the first in the country to benefit from a pump dispense system used to treat pain specifically after heart surgery. The pain relief pump delivers non-narcotic numbing medication directly to the surgical incision site, resulting in less pain and narcotics use, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker recovery for patients.
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About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is one of the countrys premier academic medical centers and is the primary teaching hospital of Northwestern Universitys Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern Memorial and its Prentice Womens Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry have 744 beds and more than 1,200 affiliated physicians and 5,000 employees. Providing state-of-the-art care, NMH is recognized for its outstanding clinical and surgical advancements in such areas as cardiothoracic and vascular care, gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, and womens health.
Northwestern Memorial was ranked as the nations 5th best hospital by the 2002 Consumer Checkbook survey of the nations physicians and is listed in the majority of specialties in this years US News & World Reports issue of "Americas Best Hospitals." NMH is also cited as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine and has been chosen by Chicagoans year after year as their "most preferred hospital" in National Research Corporations annual survey.
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