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Monday, December 15
Norwegian American Hospital
1044 N. Francisco Ave., Chicago, IL
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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It’s for a good cause

The CEO of Norwegian American Hospital, José R. Sánchez , answered the call and participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, August 22 to raise awareness for ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's Disease.


Norwegian American Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Norwegian American Surgical Consultants. The physicians bring an expanded scope of service in the areas of surgical oncology and breast surgery. Norwegian American Surgical Consultants are available 24/7 for consultations, and are seeing outpatient consultations three days a week in the Physician Specialty Center. More information is available:
Surgical Services Brochure.

Norwegian American Hospital Top Performer in the State of Illinois in Terms of Hospital-Acquired Infections


Norwegian American Hospital ranks number one in Chicago, and fifth best among Illinois’ best performers for reduced hospital-acquired infection rates according to recently released preliminary federal data. This new data comes as hospitals prepare to be penalized annually by Medicare if improved patient care and lower infection rates are not met. Read the Chicago Tribune article.

H&HN Article Touts Norwegian American's Turnaround

In the article A Strategy Beyond Survival, Hospitals And Health Networks Magazine details "How a small stand-alone, safety net hospital in Chicago's inner city is reinventing itself to meet the challenges of health care's transformation". Read the article on the hhnmag.com website.

 Excellence Beyond Survival

Norwegian American Hospital hosted a first of its kind quality and safety symposium in Chicago, focused on advancing patient safety and quality of care in the urban safety-net environment. The theme of the symposium was “Excellence Beyond Survival: Improving Quality and Safety in Chicago Safety-Net Hospitals” and featured keynote speaker Julie Hamos, Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


Testament to Hospital’s Process Improvements in Quality and Patient Safety

Norwegian American Hospital is proud to announce they have scored above the national average in the areas of Quality, Resource Use and Value as published by The Leapfrog Group. These Hospital Safety Scores are publicly reported by Leapfrog annually to provide usable information related to hospital safety. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to encouraging safer and higher quality of care in hospitals around the country.

The results of the 2013 survey show that Norwegian American Hospital exceeded the national average score for Quality by 14 percent, Resource Use by 2 percent and Value by 10 percent. Compared to 2012, Norwegian American Hospital improved its Quality score by 235 percent and its Resource Use score by an incredible 408 percent. The Value score, which is comprised of both the Quality and Resource Use scores, grew by 282 percent.


Norwegian American Hospital continues to make significant progress in its commitment to be at the forefront of quality care and patient safety. Building a culture of safety is at the forefront of the hospital’s new leadership, and they have engaged all staff, including physicians and the Board of Trustees in the journey to ensure quality and safety measures are being practiced to the highest degree throughout the hospital at all times.

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Community Health Needs Assessment Report
View Norwegian Hospital's Community Assessment
Needs Report here.

Continuing Medical Education Programs at Norwegian
Thursdays 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. PMB Fifth Floor Conference Room
View the February schedule.

Norwegian American Hospital Donates Land To Build Veterans Apartments

CHICAGO – Norwegian American Hospital announced that it donated property through a 99-year land lease to the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (HHDC), a move that symbolizes a long-term, shared commitment to Chicago veterans and their quality of life.
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KidneyMobile Rolls into Norwegian American Hospital
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) partners with Norwegian American Hospital to bring NFKI’s KidneyMobile to Humboldt Park and neighboring communities.
> Read more 

Mazek Appointed Chief Information Officer

Norwegian American Hospital is pleased to announce the promotion of Mariusz Mazek to its Chief Information Officer.
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Norwegian American Hospital and New Life Covenant Church Open New Life Health Clinic
Collaboration to Improve Access to Healthcare in the Humboldt Park Community
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Norwegian American Hospital Leapfrog Scores Improve For Second Consecutive Year
Demonstration of Hospital’s Ongoing Commitment to Improvement in Quality and Patient Safety
> Read more

 Media Kit
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