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NCH's Stephen Scogna elected to MCHC Board of Directors

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Northwest Community Healthcare

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (October 18, 2013) -- Stephen Scogna, the Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH), has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council's (MCHC) Board of Directors. MCHC is a membership and service association comprised of more than 150 hospitals and healthcare organizations working together to improve the quality of healthcare services in the metropolitan Chicago area.

"I am honored to serve on the board and help MCHC provide hospitals and healthcare organizations with the resources and advocacy services that are important in today's healthcare arena," Scogna says.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Scogna will provide valued leadership to further the mission of MCHC and improve the delivery of health care in the greater Chicago region.

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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