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.

Mission, Vision and Values

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health has adopted a new mission statement, vision statement and a set of values in order to define and explain who we are as a new organization. This is an important first step as we unite our teams around a singular idea and work to build a common culture.

Help everyone in our communities be their best.


Safe, seamless and personal. Every person, every time.

Act with Kindness
Meet people where they are and show empathy through listening

Earn Trust
Act with integrity and accountability to earn and maintain trust

Respect Everyone
Champion diversity, equity and inclusion for all through mutual respect

Build Relationships
Develop meaningful connections that have a positive impact on everyone who crosses our path

Pursue Excellence
Seek out ways to keep learning and growing so we can deliver the best care to all, every time

Media Inquiries

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