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Evanston Hospital has been listed as one of America’s 30 Best Hospital’s by Becker’s Hospital Review. “Each of these winners has put patients’ needs first, driven a variety of innovations and set the bar for high-quality care higher,” says Becker’s Hospital Review in announcing the winners.
Here is what Becker’s Hospital Review says of Evanston Hospital:
“It was at Evanston Hospital in the 1920s that Pediatrician Louis W. Sauer, MD, developed the vaccine for Whooping Cough, saving numerous lives around the world. Founded as a six-bed facility in 1891, this institution has grown to 466 beds with a Level I trauma center, a women’s hospital and a cardiovascular care center. Its Kellogg Cancer Center, previously in a temporary site, is expected to open in a permanent location this year.
“Evanston Hospital is the flagship of four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem, a growing system in the prosperous North Shore suburbs of Chicago. NorthShore has annual revenue of over $1.5 billion and a staff of nearly 9,000. Formerly known as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, the system changed its name when it switched affiliated medical schools from Northwestern University to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
“In 2003, NorthShore was one of the first hospital systems in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EMR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. Since then, the EMR has been a tremendous driver of growth, allowing the system to implement consistent procedures and end inefficient and unsafe practices, such as handwritten records. In another innovation, patients can search online for the next available time for an MRI at 10 available locations, which spreads out demand and helps the system take care of more patients.
“The hospital has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Major Teaching Hospital and as a Most Wired hospital. The NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute is a focal point for more than 1,000 active research projects and more than 150 externally funded research faculty.”