If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.
Northwestern Medicine offers a comprehensive emergency department, able to provide the highest level of care to any adult patient with any condition. In this capacity we are a designated center for cardiac emergencies, stroke, and trauma.
Beyond what is required for these designations, we offer innovative therapies, specialists, and services that may not be available at every center including therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest victims, new generations of stroke treatments, complex surgical capabilities for heart related problems, obstetric and gynecological interventions, highly specialized, advanced treatment of broken bones, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, and many other acute conditions.
We have the most advanced diagnostic testing and imaging along with advanced teams for evaluation and treatment of complicated medical conditions. When timely and expert care is needed, the NMH emergency department offers the full range of specialists, technologies, and systems to assure the highest quality care.
Level 1 Trauma and Stroke Center
The emergency department is certified as a Level 1 trauma center and stroke center. Northwestern Memorial also offers high-quality specialty emergency and trauma services.
Having a Level 1 designation means that the emergency department at Northwestern Memorial has demonstrated that it has trained and capable personnel available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for diagnosing and treating the most critically injured patients with life-threatening injuries. As a Level 1 facility, we are capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury, from injury prevention to intensive care to rehabilitation.
We are also prepared to provide specialized care in all types of emergencies, including statewide and regionwide emergencies. To learn more about the criteria to be designated as a level 1 trauma center, view the related Illinois State Administrative Code.
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