ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is kicking off a social media promotion to highlight the special care and support nurses deliver throughout the year to patients who are often at their most vulnerable.
The NCH social media promotion coincides with National Nurses Week, which is being celebrated from May 6 through May 12. As a prestigious Magnet hospital, Northwest Community in Arlington Heights ranks among the top 6 percent in the country for nursing excellence.
The “NCH Loves Nurses” Facebook promotion will let patients tell their stories about the great care they received from NCH nurses and how nurses made a positive difference in the care they received. NCH patients who visit the hospital’s Facebook page, http://facebook.com/nchonline, can share their appreciation for their favorite NCH nurse through May 17.
To participate, patients must complete the online entry form and include their name, contact information and the name of their favorite NCH nurse. They also can describe how the nurse made a positive difference. A grand prize winner will be selected after the campaign ends on May 17. The winning entry and the nominated nurse will each receive a $100 gift card to Mariano’s Fresh Market.
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About Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)
Serving Chicago’s northwest suburbs since 1959, NCH is a comprehensive, patient-centered system of care that serves more than 350,000 outpatients each year, as well as nearly 30,000 inpatients treated annually at the 496-bed acute care hospital in Arlington Heights. The award-winning hospital holds the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence, is designated as a Primary Stroke Center, earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 2011, and was awarded the Leapfrog Group’s designation as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals based on quality and safety criteria. NCH has four Immediate Care locations in the northwest suburbs and operates a FastCare Clinic in Palatine. NCH has a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians, which includes the board-certified primary care doctors and specialists of the NCH Medical Group. For more information or to find a doctor on the NCH Medical staff, visit http://www.nch.org.