Collaboration with University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital
As part of a new collaboration between the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital and the recently announced partnership between Advocate Children's Hospital and pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem, the organizations are working together to strengthen clinical capabilities and promote new programs and innovative therapies. The institutions also will enhance coordination of academic research to improve patient outcomes, as well as training the next generation of physicians.
Outpatient Center to Open in Wilmette
The partnership between Advocate Children’s Hospital and pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem is growing already. To better serve our patients on the North Shore, we recently selected a 35,000 square-foot facility at Edens Plaza in Wilmette as the location for our new outpatient pediatric care center. Once renovations are completed, the facility will offer expanded pediatric specialty and subspecialty care. Plans also call for developing innovative treatments and more efficient approaches to a wide range of childhood conditions. The new center is slated to open in the Fall of 2019.
Internationally Recognized Cardiovascular Surgeon Joins Team
An internationally recognized pediatric cardiovascular surgeon from Johns Hopkins University, Luca Vricella, MD, has joined our team. Dr. Vricella specializes in the most complex heart conditions and surgeries affecting children. Dr. Vricella will lead pediatric cardiac surgery for the newly announced partnership between Advocate Children’s Hospital and pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem, along with the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. Specializing in congenital heart disease and pediatric heart transplant, Dr. Vricella will direct pediatric cardiac surgery at both Advocate Children’s Hospital and Comer Children’s Hospital, as well as serve as co-medical director of the Advocate Children’s Heart Institute. He has also been appointed as professor of surgery at University of Chicago Medicine.