Together for a Stronger Future

We are pleased to partner with NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). We share a common mission and vision with NorthShore based on a mutual commitment to the neighborhood and serving the community. We have a shared belief that the best healthcare is local, rooted in the community and defined by positive relationships, exceptional experiences and quality care delivery. 

As we fully integrate our operations, you can expect the same excellent care you currently receive with the benefit of expanded access to leading edge specialists. Patients can also expect more services available locally, more seamless care coordination and improvements to our electronic medical record system. 

We will remain a full-service, acute care community hospital and operate with the new name of Swedish Hospital. Our Medical group's new name is Swedish Medical Group. 

Who is NorthShore University HealthSystem?

Headquartered in Evanston, NorthShore is a 127-year-old integrated health system including five hospitals in Chicago, Evanston, Glenview, Skokie and Highland Park. It consistently ranks as a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the United States, with an established reputation for exceptional patient care and is a national pioneer in the implementation of advanced health information technology. 

  • NorthShore also includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with more than 140 locations in the Chicagoland area.
  • 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’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.

Our Mission

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.

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