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Construction Underway for New Cardiovascular Institute at NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital

July 21, 2022

New complex to deliver expanded world-class expertise and patient care close to home

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) executives, community leaders and elected officials today celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the new, 170,000-square-foot, premier Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) pavilion on NorthShore’s Glenbrook Hospital campus in Glenview. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2024. 

Groundbreaking Ceremony

“Our vision is to create a center of cardiovascular excellence that brings together world-renowned experts and emerging technologies such as AI, robotics and genetic testing,” said Gregory Mishkel, MD, MBA, Chief, Division of Cardiology and Co-Director, CVI. “From prevention to recovery, we are committed to using the best of cardiovascular medicine to treat the whole person.”

The $170 million pavilion will serve as NorthShore’s central hub for elective cardiac and vascular procedures, catheterizations and interventions, as well as structural heart procedures and electrophysiology studies. The complex will also become a focus for the development of women’s heart health, sports cardiology, cardio-oncology and cardiac rehabilitation; and will house six new CVI-dedicated operating rooms and nine new labs.

“Our goal is to deliver specialized and exceptional cardiac and vascular services in one centralized and easily accessible location, said Sean O’Grady, President North Region & Institutes, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health. “This expands our commitment to community-connected care by bringing specialized services and expertise close to home.” 

NorthShore launched its CVI program in 2015 and since then has experienced significant procedural growth across all spectrums of cardiovascular care—a position of market strength that shaped a strong desire to expand CVI’s growing geographic distribution.

“Patients also will benefit from innovative clinical trials and breakthrough research, featuring world-class training and fellowship opportunities for physicians,” said Hyde M. Russell, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Co-Director, CVI. “We are collaborating with the best and brightest minds in cardiovascular medicine to elevate the care we provide to our patients.”In addition to serving as home to the new CVI, Glenbrook Hospital will continue to be a general medical/surgical hospital, providing non-cardiovascular perioperative procedures and full Emergency Department capabilities.