NorthShore University HealthSystem Buys Northwest Community Healthcare
… NorthShore University HealthSystem Acquires Northwest Community Healthcare …

NorthShore University HealthSystem Acquires Northwest Community Healthcare

Chicago healthcare marketplace competition heats up

John G. Baresky

Northwest Community Healthcare is now part of a much more competitive healthcare provider organization

NWCH was established in 1959 and has grown as the surrounding communities it supports became more densely populated. Its location and patient population made it very attractive for Chicago area health systems and others to consider buying them. Northwest Community attributes include:

  • Approximately 4,000 employees
  • 1,200 doctors on staff at more than 40 northwest suburban locations
  • NCH Medical Group consisting of primary care and specialty physicians
  • 23 doctors’ offices
  • 5 immediate care centers
  • 13 lab locations
  • 7 physical rehabilitation sites
  • Over 18,000 surgical cases spanning open heart surgery, joint replacement, neurosurgery and minimally invasive procedures
  • 337,000 outpatient visits (including hospital emergency room and immediate care centers)
  • 43,000 home care visits
  • 3,100 newborn deliveries

NorthShore University HealthSystem is one of the largest health systems in the Chicago area and the State of Illinois

NSUHS is an integrated healthcare delivery network that is ranked as a top 15 academic hospital organization in the United States. Founded in 1891, it generates over $2.2 billion in annual revenue and is the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Highland Park Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital
  • Swedish Hospital

Chicago is one of the most competitive healthcare markets in the United States

The acquisition of Northwest Community by NorthShore mirrors another major Chicago marketplace health system merger that was completed late in 2020 and effective 1/1/2021. Palos Health, a well-established health system located in the southwest Chicago suburb of Palos Heights, merged with Northwestern Medicine, a prominent leader in patient care and academic health system that is globally recognized for its medical innovation.

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