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Due to a recent surge in pediatric RSV and flu, we are allowing only visitors 18 years of age and older in our general inpatient (hospital) settings at this time for the safety of our patients, in line with Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. Read More

Health Equity

We are addressing healthcare disparities across the care continuum and partnering with community organizations that share our vision to improve equitable health outcomes.

Measurement: We are working to accurately capture race, ethnicity, and language preferences and to ensure that all of our patients’ perspectives are captured in our measurement systems

Learning: We are investing in leading practices and new ways to listen to our patients, incorporating feedback to understand and impact social determinants of health

Action: We are investing in and partnering with like-minded community organizations to close the gap on health disparities across key preventive practices and chronic diseases

Honored to Partner with the City of Chicago to Close the Life Expectancy Gap

Chicago has the largest life expectancy gap in the country, according to a new analysis of the largest 500 U.S. cities by NYU School of Medicine. Residents living in Chicago’s Streeterville community live to be 90, while nine miles away in Englewood, life expectancy is 60—on average, according to studies.

NorhShore’s Swedish Hospital is partnering with the City of Chicago and others on a nearly five-year program to address this health crisis.

Initial focus is on promoting COVID-19 vaccination disparity in hard-hit Black and Brown communities before shifting to address disparities in health determinants and healthcare access.

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