A study from Northwestern Medicine and the American College of Surgeons suggests that penalizing hospitals for patient readmissions following surgery may be ineffective, and even counterproductive for improving the quality of hospital care in the United States.
Henry Brognard Betts, MD, internationally revered champion for people with disabilities and a leader in transforming physical medicine and rehabilitation from a minor discipline to an essential healthcare specialty, passed away on January 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL. He was 86.
Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off. The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks,” one wave after another, a Northwestern University-led interdisciplinary research team has found.
Northwestern Medicine has been chosen as one of ten investigational sites for a landmark study that seeks to improve the way uterine fibroids are treated.
Mark C. Hersam, PhD, a Northwestern University materials engineer and Feinberg School of Medicine professor has been named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.
Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, revealed a variance in signaling pathways in embryonic stem cells and metastatic melanoma cells that may impact new therapeutic strategies in cancer.
The 163 newly-matriculated students who represent the incoming class hail from 35 states and 9 foreign countries, speak 20 different languages and have a collective total of 79 undergraduate majors ranging from anthropology and biomedical engineering to economics and public health.
A transformational gift from Dr. Earl and Mrs. Lovie Beard will endow the Earl and Lovie Beard Scholarship Fund at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The bequest commitment will directly support Feinberg’s goal to create a tuition-free medical school.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago announced a major philanthropic commitment by retired local business executive Stanley Manne. In recognition of this gift, the hospital’s research center will be renamed the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with Lurie Children’s.
The governing boards for Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare approved an agreement to combine the two health systems. Subject to regulatory approvals, the combination would span more than 60 sites of care across Chicago and its suburbs, including four hospitals.