NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston (Ill.) Hospital. NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital opened in 1891, and its contributions to clinical research date back the 1920s, including medical breakthroughs in the treatment of scarlet fever and whooping cough. Today the 755-bed hospital is the flagship of NorthShore University Health System, the primary teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. 

Evanston-Hospital-factsMost recently, NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital was named as one of The Leapfrog Group's top hospitals for patient safety and quality. The Level I trauma center became Magnet-recognized for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2010, and U.S. News & World Report ranked it nationally in two specialties for 2013-14: gynecology, and gastroenterology and GI surgery.

NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital is affiliated with the NorthShore Research Institute, which allows the hospital to access clinical trials and other pioneering work to benefit its community. It is in the top 5 percent of all institutions that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health, receiving about $19 million per year in grants.

The hospital plays home to the NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation, which allows nurses, physicians, residents, paramedics and other emergency personnel to simulate clinical care, trauma and emergency preparedness in a controlled situation. The center plans to establish a residency program for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, thanks to a $500,000 donation from the Jane R. Perlman Trust.

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