TribLocal Arlington Heights - 14-20 June 2012
Arlington Heights • Wheeling Mt. Prospect • Buﬀalo Grove Prospect Heights
JUNE 14-20, 2012
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NCH: New app makes patient life easier
By Kate Thayer going to be the most helpful to them.” Another feature that will soon be added will allow patients to check lab results, In an effort to cater to patients’ technolo- Peisker said, as opposed to waiting from a gy-based lives while promoting preventative call from a doctor. The hospital is always trying to find ways health, Northwest Community Hospital recently released a mobile application for use to make healthcare “more accessible to our community,” President and CEO Bruce on Apple devices. As of last week, the MyNCH app became Crowther said in a statement. “By leveraging mobile technology, we available on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, can help individuals and soon will be who are on-the-go available on similar “We’re hoping people will better manage their Android devices, both said Chris Peisker, really use this as a tool to take healthcare, care of themselves.” planned and unexinteractive market—Chris Peisker, pected, at their coning manager. interactive marketing manager venience in a format Using the app, they are familiar usnew or existing paing,” he said. tients can check Because the application will simplify wait times at the NCH adult and pediatric emergency rooms or other medical offices, scheduling procedures and check-ups, hosschedule appointments, get directions or pital officials are hoping it encourages padrive-times to NCH facilities and ask a doc- tients to make preventative health a priortor questions — among other uses — Peisker ity, Peisker said. “We’re hoping people will really use this said. She added that while other hospitals have wait-time apps, NCH is one of the only as a tool to take care of themselves,” she healthcare groups in the Chicago area with said. “This app…will encourage people to make the appointments they think they an application with so many uses. “It’s really developed with the user in don’t have time to make.” To view a demonstration video of the mind,” she said. “We took a look at how users were consuming information and based on application, or for other information visit that…asked how can we serve up informa-
The free app is available tion from the healthcare perspective that’s for download on the Apple devices.
Chicago Rush players hit the hospital to visit kids
Chicago Rush players Terrance Turner, left, and Marquis Hamilton talk to Stephanie Bernhart and her 13-year-old son Jack, who injured his thumb wrestling. The two receivers visited pediatric patients at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights on June 12. To see more photos, go to TribLocal.com/Arlington-Heights. Jim Jaworski/TribLocal photo
Prospect Heights OKs video gambling
By Graydon Megan
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
Prospect Heights aldermen Monday approved video gambling in the city, subject to state rules and regulations, after hearing from a local bar representative that the move could help his business.
“Rocky Vander’s has been struggling the last three years,” said George Sellis of Rocky Vander’s Café & Bar, urging council members to consider approving video gambling. “It really would help our business,” Sellis said.
PLEASE SEE GAMBLING, PAGE 8