Who We Are | Our Mission | Evanston Hospital | Glenbrook Hospital | Highland Park Hospital | Northwest Community Hospital | Skokie Hospital | Swedish Hospital | Medical Group | The Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine | Research Institute | Foundation | Home and Hospice | Board 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 six hospitals – Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Northwest Community, Skokie and Swedish. NorthShore also includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with more than 140 locations in the Chicagoland area. NorthShore has annual revenues of $3.2 billion and employs 17,000 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.”.
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
Evanston 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 a 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
Glenbrook Hospital celebrated the 42nd year of its opening in 2019, and it is well known in the northern suburbs as a comprehensive medical center providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions—particularly focused on advanced ophthalmology and outpatient surgery, and the specialized needs of geriatric patients.
The hospital now boasts 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 Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute, the John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health, Patricia Nolan Center for Breast Health, Simms Family GI Lab, and the Eye and Vision Center. In addition, the hospital offers leading-edge interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology services.
NorthShore Highland Park Hospital
Celebrating 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.
Northwest Community Hospital – Part of NorthShore
Serving Chicago’s northwest suburbs since 1959, Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) is dedicated to providing outstanding care in the communities it calls home. The hospital serve more than 200,000 outpatients and treat more than 20,000 inpatients annually. The NCH hospital houses a Level III NICU, Level II Trauma Center and a dedicated pediatric emergency department.
The hospital has 509 beds, including the South Pavilion with 200 private rooms and a 33-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit and seven outpatient rehabilitation centers. The NCH campus houses the Wellness Center, a premier health and fitness center and spa, as well as a full-service, retail pharmacy.
Northwest Community Hospital's award-winning care has been recognized on a national level. Some of our top awards include:
- America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ Award for four years in a row from Healthgrades® (2017–2020)
- Magnet® designation for nursing excellence, received consecutively since 2006
- The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and Comprehensive Stroke Center designation
NorthShore Skokie Hospital
Skokie Hospital is not only home to Illinois’ only destination hospital dedicated to orthopaedic and spine care, but it also offers emergency and outpatient services to meet the needs of the local community. The Orthopaedic & Spine Institute provides advanced care and is designed for both outpatient and inpatient procedures, including joint replacement, fracture care and complex spine surgeries.
The Institute’s team is comprised of trained experts, from orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and anesthesiologists, to nurses, physical and occupational therapists. Each member of the team is highly experienced in using the latest innovations and leading-edge techniques, including Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols to minimize opioid use and achieve a higher level of patient satisfaction pre- and postsurgery.
Established in 1963, Skokie Hospital also provides patients access to a vast network of outpatient clinical resources as well, from multispecialty physician offices to cardiac imaging, radiology and gastrointestinal services—and a Level II Trauma Center and Emergency Department.
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 and a sterile processing center.
Swedish Hospital – Part of NorthShore
Swedish Hospital has served the diverse communities of Chicago’s North Side for more than 130 years, and on Jan. 1, 2020, the hospital and its various clinical entities became part of NorthShore University HealthSystem. Swedish provides the full range of comprehensive health and wellness services including an acute care 312-bed hospital, a talented team of primary and specialty care physicians in the Swedish Medical Group, strong community outreach programs, and Chicago’s only certified medical fitness center—Galter LifeCenter.
Swedish offers advanced clinical care in more than 50 academic-level medical specialties. This includes the Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center, which offers 3-D mammography and is home to the region’s top midwifery program. Swedish Hospital also is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.
Located in one of the most diverse zip codes in America, multiculturalism is a key element woven across the Swedish Hospital campus, where the staff speaks more than 40 languages, including sign language via video remote interpretation.
NorthShore Medical Group
NorthShore 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. With more than 140 locations, 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.
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.
In-depth bios of our leadership can be found on our Leadership page.
Board of Directors
Governance is carried out by a 21-member NorthShore University HealthSystem Corporate Board with fiduciary and operations responsibility. David F. Zucker 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
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, 2021
Physicians in Medical Group
Total Professional Staff
Number of Licensed Beds
Northwest Community: 509
Hospital Cases (including births—annual)
Length of Stay (in days)
Emergency Department Visits
(inpatient and outpatient—annual)
*Includes 12 months at NorthShore Hospitals and Swedish Hospital and nine months at Northwest Community Hospital.