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In addition to a large number of health care professionals at all levels of health and dental care, Skokie residents have access to a variety of medical specialists as well as primary, tertiary, outpatient and convenient care.

In the heart of Skokie is NorthShore University HealthSystem Skokie Hospital, a full-service health care provider offering patients access to a vast network of resources. The hospital is in the midst of a phased, multi-year $300 million project to expand clinical services, enhance and improve patient care and upgrade technology. Expected to be completed in 2017, the project includes:

— A new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), which opened in January 2013, expands access to clinical services and increases the complement of physicians on campus.

— Relocation of several outpatient services to the new ACC for ease of patient access.

— Conversion to all private patient rooms.

— Reconfiguration of departments on the first floor to improve patient flow.

— Enhancements to the state-of-the-art surgical pavilion.

— Nation’s most advanced electronic medical records system.

Established in 1963, Skokie Hospital has provided high-quality health care for five decades, and the acute care hospital is nationally recognized for its expertise in cancer care and orthopedics. Key specialties and features also include minimally invasive surgery, total joint replacement, a women’s health center and gastroenterology lab. In addition, Skokie Hospital’s Level II Trauma Center – Emergency Department – is staffed by experienced trauma team members specially trained in pediatric life support.

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a comprehensive, fully integrated, health care delivery system that serves the Chicago region. The 867-bed system includes four hospitals in Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park and Skokie, and has an 850-plus physician, multi-specialty group practice – NorthShore Medical Group – with over 100 office locations in Chicago and many of the northern suburbs.

NorthShore offers a wide spectrum of clinical programs, including Kellogg Cancer Center, NorthShore Neurological Institute, cardiovascular care, orthopedics, high-risk maternity and pediatrics. The health system handles over 1.3 million outpatient visits annually, with emergency department visits comprising another 125,000 patient visits. NorthShore also handles more than 61,000 hospital cases including births.

Additionally, located in nearby Evanston, NorthShore supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – Mayo’s only collaboration of its kind in the Chicago region with a focus on diagnosing and treating complex conditions in the areas of cardiology, neurology and oncology.

Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service hospital with a Level I Trauma Center and is listed as one of the Best Hospitals in Metro Chicago by U.S. News & World Report. Recently, they were awarded for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s for excellence in nursing – the highest in national nurse credentialing.Local Hospital

Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd. Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 677-9600 www.northshore.org

Other nearby North Shore hospitals:

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-2000 www.northshore.org

Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd. Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 657-5800 www.northshore.org

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave. West Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-8000 www.northshore.org

Presence Saint Francis Hospital
355 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 316-4000 www.presencehealth.org/presence-saint-francis-hospital-evanston

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