Illinois hospital pivots to orthopedics, spine — 6 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | April 17, 2019 | Print  |

General surgery is no more at Skokie (Ill.) Hospital, instead the facility will focus on orthopedic and spine care, the Chicago Tribune reports.

What you should know:

1. The hospital will handle orthopedic and spine cases for the entire Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem with which it is affiliated.

2. Skokie Hospital will staff and operate an emergency room.

3. NorthShore invested $350 million to retrofit the Skokie campus for orthopedics.

4. NorthShore is specializing its four Chicagoland-area facilities to avoid duplicating services and decrease staff and clinician commute times.

5. NorthShore's orthopedic team has more than 60 active surgeons and 120 practitioners.

6. Skokie Hospital is open and accepting patients.

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