Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center Receives The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification

January 13, 2017 Kishwaukee is the first hospital in Illinois to receive honor DeKalb, IL – The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety … Continue reading Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center Receives The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Hospital Safety By Leapfrog Group

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital was one of 50 Illinois hospitals to receive an A ranking for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. The new Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system. “This ‘A’ ranking is testament to … Continue reading Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Hospital Safety By Leapfrog Group

Recent Women’s Health Event a Success

KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine, presented its sixth annual This One’s For The Girls women’s health event at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich on Feb. 6 and at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb on Feb. 18, 19, and 20. The popular event hosted more than 2,300 attendees in total over the three days and one VIP evening. Staff members representing twenty-five health system service lines … Continue reading Recent Women’s Health Event a Success

Kishwaukee Hospital Named to the List of “100 Great Community Hospitals”

KishHealth System’s Kishwaukee Hospital has been named to the list of “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review. The hospitals featured on the list have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs. Some are suburban hospitals, but many are located in rural areas and are their communities’ sole hospital similar to Kishwaukee Hospital. Becker’s Hospital Review has published a … Continue reading Kishwaukee Hospital Named to the List of “100 Great Community Hospitals”