Northwestern Medicine Radio Launches Two Weeks of Original Programming
By Kara SpakNews December 08, 2014
NM Radio can be heard on 103.9 FM during the popular morning rush and evening drive hours of 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., weekdays beginning Monday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The full breadth of programming can be accessed anytime at nmradio.nm.org.
A former patient of Patrick McCarthy, MD, executive director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, donated the airtime to Northwestern Medicine as a way to thank McCarthy for performing a successful mitral valve repair more than a decade ago. Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the top ranked cardiovascular program in Illinois and the surrounding states for seven consecutive years, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014-15.
“At Northwestern and the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we’re always looking for innovative ways to help our patients,” said McCarthy, who is also Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiac surgery and the Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The radio interviews are a unique way to get out a wide range of topics to our local community about different patient-focused initiatives.”
Clyde Yancy, MD, Northwestern’s chief of cardiology and associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, interviewed more than two dozen Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physicians on a variety of cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery innovations.
“We listen to our patients every day and developed content that reflected common questions we hear across all different fields of medicine, questions like ‘What is chest pain?’ ‘Why take a statin?’ and ‘How can I prevent heart disease?,” said Yancy, who is also Magerstadt Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “NM Radio is another way we are partnering with Chicagoans to help boost the health of everyone in the city.”
For more information about NM Radio and to listen to expert interviews, visit nmradio.nm.org.
To make an appointment with a Northwestern Medicine physician, call 312.694.6042.