Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen cuts the ribbon

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Skokie Hospital kicked off its four-year $150 million expansion project on Jan. 6, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize the completion of the hospital’s new lobby. 

NorthShore University Health System acquired Skokie Hospital (formerly Rush North Shore Medical Center), effective Jan. 1, 2009; and as part of the merger agreement, it committed to fund over $100 million in capital improvements on Skokie Hospital’s campus.

Kristen Murtos, president of Skokie Hospital, said the $150 million expansion project will help the hospital streamline its service, upgrade the facility and give added capacity in several core clinical areas including cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, and interventional radiology. She the investment “solidifies our commitment to invest in the community we are proud to serve.”   

Mark Neaman, president and chief executive officer of NorthShore said the project reflects NorthShore’s “committement to invest in the health care needs of the greater community.”