When we opened our doors in 1963 as Skokie Valley Community Hospital, our mission was to provide healthcare services to the communities of the north shore. In 1987, our dream of providing top tier healthcare services was made a reality through our affiliation with Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. Rush-Presbyterian, now Rush University Medical Center enabled Rush North Shore to bring urgently needed university-level care to the north side neighborhoods of Chicago and the north shore.
Today Rush North Shore stands as a 265-bed facility that boasts many excellent programs with national recognition by U.S. News & World Report in digestive disorders and cardiac care. It has one of the busiest joint replacement programs in the state. A leader in cancer care, it was one of the first hospitals in the area to provide access to PET/CT diagnostic technology and intensity modulated radiation therapy. The Level II Trauma Emergency Department is equipped with 17 glass-enclosed private rooms with bedside registration.
In 2005, Rush North Shore opened the Centre for Women's Health, a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide a wide spectrum of healthcare services to women.