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Organizational Profile

Who We Are | Our Mission | Evanston Hospital | Glenbrook Hospital | Highland Park Hospital | Skokie Hospital | Medical Group | The Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized MedicineResearch Institute | Foundation | Home and Hospice | Organizational Leadership and Executive StaffBoard of Directors | IL Community Benefits Act | Facts and Figures

Who We Are

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Ill., includes four hospitals – Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore also includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with 130 locations in the Chicagoland area. NorthShore has annual revenues of $2.1 billion and employs 10,500 people.

NorthShore is a Magnet-recognized organization, the first in Illinois to receive this prestigious honor as an entire system that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care.

NorthShore also is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. In 2003, NorthShore was among the first in the country to successfully implement a systemwide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for this notable achievement.

As the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore is dedicated to excellence in medical education and research. Combined with NorthShore’s established reputation for advanced information technology and its strong clinical environment, this affiliation represents an exciting advancement in patient care for the Chicagoland area.

NorthShore’s health system includes significant capabilities in a wide spectrum of leading clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute, NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute, Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine and High-Risk Maternity.

NorthShore Research Institute focuses on clinical and translational research, including leadership in clinical trials and medical informatics.

NorthShore Foundation is the primary philanthropic entity of NorthShore. The Foundation raises charitable contributions and engages volunteers committed to friends in support of NorthShore’s ongoing mission “to preserve and improve human life.”

Thanks to an ongoing relationship between NorthShore and Mayo Clinic, physicians from these two leading health systems are working together on the most complex medical cases. NorthShore physicians have direct access to Mayo Clinic physicians to collaborate on the best treatment plan for your clinical condition. This means most patients with hard to solve cases can benefit from enhanced care locally, and need travel outside the region only when necessary.

Our Mission

The core mission of NorthShore is to "preserve and improve human life." This mission will be achieved through the provision of superior clinical care, academic excellence and innovative research.

NorthShore is a not-for-profit organization principally formed to provide quality healthcare services for the communities it serves. The delivery of healthcare services is provided in a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory healthcare settings, communitywide, employing modern technology and expertise. Support for qualified patients who may not be able to pay the entire cost of their care is a part of the organization's commitment. In addition to launching Be Well—Lake County, a community health initiative committed to providing greater access to comprehensive care, NorthShore contributes more than $210 million in charitable care and services to the communities it serves. In support of its primary mission of patient care, the organization engages in a wide range of academic activities in medical education and research.

This statement recognizes the Board of Directors' responsibility to maintain the organization's viability to meet its long-term commitment to the communities it serves. It further recognizes the responsibility to maintain technologically current assets for this purpose. This includes the cultivation and development of our physicians, graduate medical students, employees, physical plant, equipment and other resources to assure orderly growth of our services.

NorthShore Evanston Hospital 

NorthShore Evanston HospitalEvanston Hospital recently marked its 125th anniversary and continues to serve the community as a comprehensive acute-care facility and the nucleus of NorthShore University HealthSystem. Principal home to NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute and Kellogg Cancer Center, Evanston Hospital also offers a variety of surgical specialties: neurosurgery, gynecological surgery, robot-assisted surgery, surgical oncology and urology surgery. Evanston Hospital is certified by the Joint Commission in palliative care and as a Primary Stroke Center—providing an acute stroke team 24 hours a day, seven days a week for rapid diagnosis and treatment. The hospital also is a premier Level I Trauma Center in the northern suburbs with a recently renovated and expanded Emergency Department.

Physicians work alongside leading researchers to translate the latest technology, treatment and research into improved patient care. As the regional center for high-risk obstetrics, the Infant Special Care Unit and the Women's Hospital offer a comfortable birthing environment where high-risk mothers and their babies have access to the latest technology and a highly trained staff. 

Evanston Hospital also offers leading-edge lab capabilities, and serves as home base for NorthShore’s pioneering Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine, which customizes a patient’s care and treatment plan based on the individual’s unique genetic characteristics and health history. It also houses the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation, which provides nurses, physicians, residents, paramedics, firefighters and police with simulated clinical care, trauma and emergency preparedness training in a controlled environment.

NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital 

NorthShore Glenbrook HospitalGlenbrook Hospital celebrated the 40th year of its opening in 2017, and it is well known in the northern suburbs as a comprehensive medical center providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. 

In 2011, the hospital opened a new 25,000 square-foot Emergency Department featuring 30 private exam/treatment rooms. In addition to being a Level II Trauma Center, Glenbrook Hospital is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center—providing an acute stroke team 24 hours a day, seven days a week for rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Glenbrook Hospital provides advanced medical and surgical care in a beautiful healing environment. Notable specialties include NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute, NorthShore Spine Center, Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute, John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health, Patricia Nolan Center for Breast Health, Simms Family GI Lab, Eye and Vision Center, Surgical Specialty Suite and a Total Joint Replacement Center. In addition, the hospital offers leading-edge interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology services.

NorthShore Highland Park Hospital 

NorthShore Highland Park HospitalCelebrating its 100th year in 2018, Highland Park Hospital’s massive modernization project is nearly complete. It includes an updated surgical pavilion offering the latest technology and leading-edge operating rooms. Construction of the new Women’s Hospital was completed in 2017, providing the only dedicated Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum Unit in Lake County. Mothers stay in the same room from the time they arrive until they are discharged. The unit features state-of-the-art equipment, private rooms with spa amenities and a dedicated entrance and atrium lobby.

The hospital is the site of the first open-heart surgery in Lake County, and continues to provide a full range of cardiac diagnosis and intervention services. Highland Park Hospital's Kellogg Cancer Center offers the most comprehensive subspecialty care in the northern suburbs including: thoracic and lung, hematology, breast, ovarian, head and neck, melanoma and sarcoma, gastrointestinal, prostate and stomach. 

Highland Park Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center—providing an acute stroke team 24/7 for rapid diagnosis and treatment. The hospital’s Emergency Department also is the region's "pod" hospital for disaster-response activities across Lake County.

NorthShore Skokie Hospital 

NorthShore Skokie HospitalEstablished in 1963, Skokie Hospital offers patients access to a vast network of clinical resources. The full-service, acute care hospital also is nationally recognized for its expertise in orthopaedics and cardiac care.

A Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, Skokie Hospital's key specialties include minimally invasive surgery, total joint replacement, spine surgery, clinical cardiology and graduate medical education (residency) programs in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesia. Skokie Hospital's new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) provides accessible and expanded access to outpatient clinical services and to more physicians on campus. In addition, the ACC houses the NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute and Cardiovascular Institute. Skokie Hospital's Level II Trauma Center—Emergency Department—is staffed by an experienced team specially trained in pediatric life support.

Skokie Hospital recently completed a seven-year, multimillion dollar renovation and expansion ensuring the hospital continues to provide the community with exceptional medical care for years to come. A newly opened state-of-the-art surgical pavilion includes eight new operating rooms, a sterile processing center. A new gastroenterology lab and the Sharfstein Conference Center—billed as NorthShore’s largest auditorium—helps provide for expanded core clinical services and enhanced patient care. In 2017, the hospital finalized renovation with four additional operating rooms, as well as a new post-anesthesia care unit and ambulatory surgery unit.

NorthShore Medical Group

NorthShore Medical GroupNorthShore Medical Group is a not-for-profit faculty group practice comprised of about 900 primary and specialty care physicians located in Chicago and many of the northern suburbs. The primary care team includes experts in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. Our primary care team works in close collaboration with physicians in over 50 specialty services in every field of medicine, including cancer, orthopaedics, neurological and cardiovascular care.

Additionally, in late 2017, NorthShore advanced primary care by integrating genetics into patient care plans to more precisely guide medical management. Patients who see a NorthShore Medical Group primary care physician, now receive a new Genetic and Wellness Assessment as part of a patient’s annual physical. This personalized medicine tool helps your doctor better identify risk factors and detect diseases at their earliest, most treatable stages.

Through NorthShore’s teaching affiliation with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Medical Group physicians hold academic appointments at the Pritzker School of Medicine, helping to teach and train the physicians of tomorrow.

The Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine

The Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine encompasses one of the most comprehensive precision medicine programs in the country, customizing a patient’s care and treatment plan based on the individual’s unique genetic characteristics and health history. Thanks to new and affordable genetic testing, and an expanding body of knowledge about the role of genetics in disease prevention and treatment, NorthShore primary and specialty care physicians can deliver more effective, targeted care.

The Center not only offers specialized clinics for conditions such as Alzheimer's, cancer and heart disease, we also have one of the only pharmacogenomics clinics in the country, which includes MedClueRx™. This unique clinical service uses genetic testing to help predict how patients will respond to certain drugs. By developing individualized prevention and treatment options using genomic information, the Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine is impacting patient care today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

NorthShore Research Institute 

In October of 1996, NorthShore created NorthShore Research Institute 

to serve as the focal point for its substantial and growing research activities. The Institute houses nearly 200 externally funded research faculty who currently occupy more than 125,000-square-feet of research space and work on over 1,000 active research protocols. 

NorthShore Foundation 

Created in 2003, NorthShore Foundation is dedicated to attracting and stewarding philanthropy in support of the integrated healthcare delivery system’s mission to “preserve and improve human life.” Generous donations of time, talent and treasure—from individuals, foundations and corporations—help to ensure that world-class healthcare is available close to home. Philanthropy was integral to the founding of NorthShore in 1891, and is simply a part of who we are—past, present and future.

NorthShore Home and Hospice Services

NorthShore Home and Hospice Services is a hospital-based, non-profit agency that offers the full spectrum of home and hospice care, including skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy and home medical equipment. Our caregivers represent a wide range of medical specialties and work with the patient, family and physician to tailor home care to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Organizational Leadership and Executive Staff

Board of Directors

Governance is carried out by a 25-member NorthShore University HealthSystem Corporate Board with fiduciary and operations responsibility. Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. serves as Chairman of the Board.

Illinois Community Benefits Act

NorthShore annually files a report of its community benefit plan with the Illinois Attorney General's Office. This report is public information and available to the public by contacting:

CHARITABLE TRUSTS BUREAU
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
100 West Randolph Street, 11th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3175
312.814.2595

Required by Section 20(c) of Public Act 093-0480 
Read our current Community Benefits Report

Facts and Figures

NorthShore University HealthSystem Facts and Figures
For the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018

Employees

10,596

Physicians in Medical Group

 982

Total Professional Staff

 2,472

Number of Licensed Beds

 Evanston: 354
 Glenbrook: 173
 Highland Park: 139
 Skokie: 123

Hospital Cases (including births—annual)

 62,686

Length of Stay (in days)

 4.2 days

Emergency Department Visits
(inpatient and outpatient—annual)

 126,255