NCH’s expanded Emergency Room (ER), designed to serve an estimated 80,000 patients a year, allows us to meet rapidly growing patient needs and accommodate many of the new advances in emergency medicine.
You’ll find here twice as much emergency treatment capacity as before, private treatment rooms and specialty rooms for trauma, critical care, isolation and behavioral health. Walls instead of curtains between patient rooms reduce noise and increase privacy. Larger treatment rooms provide space for families to stay while the clinician is attending to the patient.
In addition, NCH’s new Pediatric ED provides treatment rooms designed especially for kids, and it’s staffed by Lurie Children's specialists in pediatric emergency medicine.
With the addition of 30 beds in the South Pavilion, NCH now has two Critical Care Units on one campus, serving 10,500 critically ill patents a year. Every room supports advanced technology and medical care, while keeping the comfort of patients and families in mind.
Rooms provide a family zone – sleeping accommodations for family members, storage space, computer access, soft colors, natural light and bathrooms with a shower.
Patients benefit from a team of critical care professionals with access to the latest technologies. NCH is the only hospital in the northwest suburbs to staff its Critical Care Unit with around-the-clock intensivists – board-certified physicians with special training in the needs of critically ill patients.
Labor and Delivery; Mother and Baby
Fourth and Fifth Floors
With two floors dedicated to maternity services, NCH is expanding its Women and Children’s Services from 30,000 to 90,000 square feet.
Spacious rooms on both floors blend homelike comfort with advanced medical care, giving the mother more control of her environment and technology when needed. The area includes:
- 12 labor and delivery rooms with private showers
- 34 mother/baby rooms
- A secure area for viewing newborns
- 3 surgical suites for C-sections
- Beds for dads to spend the night
We’re also offering advanced care for high-risk births, including a new Special Care Nursery near the Labor and Delivery unit and staffed by neonatologists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The Special Care Nursery is family friendly and incorporates new knowledge about the needs of premature and high-risk infants.
General Surgical Care
This 31-room unit is for general surgery patients or gastrointestinal, gynecological and urological surgical patients. It also supports NCH’s new Illinois Center for Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Diseases by providing a healing environment where post-surgical pancreatic cancer patents can recover.
South Pavilion’s 31-room neurology unit supports NCH’s medical and surgical patients with diagnoses of stroke, transient ischemic attacks, seizures, multiple sclerosis and many types of brain surgery. There is also a special rehab area (an inpatient gym) with a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy.
This 31-room unit supports NCH’s advanced total joint replacement program, as well as caring for patients with fractures and other bone injuries and procedures. Added space allows for rehab to aid recovery.
Cancer and Palliative Care
Our cancer and palliative care unit includes 31 rooms and supports NCH’s philosophy of providing the latest in treatment and care for cancer patients. Physicians and specially trained nurses provide expert care in an exceptionally soothing environment that promotes comfort and healing. The new Palliative Care Program will provide end-of-life care in a nurturing environment for cancer patients.
A Total Healing Environment
The new South Pavilion adds 284,000 square feet of space to Northwest Community Hospital and seven new inpatient units.
Every square foot has been designed with the knowledge that a patient’s surroundings affect his or her well-being and the speed of healing and recovery.
Every one of the South Pavilion’s 200 rooms is private and spacious. Natural light streams in through floor-to-ceiling windows. Handrails and wide doorways make it easy to navigate. And there’s plenty of space for a family member to stay overnight. Patients, families, visitors and staff can even take advantage of the balconies on each floor for a breath of fresh air.
You’ll also find at the South Pavilion – and throughout NCH – a new approach to patient care. For example, our board-certified intensivists (physicians who specialize in treating seriously ill patients) are available 24/7 in our Critical Care Units. Specialists on staff at both Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NCH provide exceptional care to younger patients in our Pediatric Unit, Pediatric ER and Special Care Nursery.