Evanston Hospital, opened in 1891, is 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. 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 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.
Evanston Hospital also offers leading-edge lab capabilities, and serves as home base for NorthShore’s pioneering 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.