Multispecialty center slated to open March 1 to deliver primary care and subspecialty clinical care services
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® today announced that on March 1 it will open a new Outpatient Center at 2701 Patriot Boulevard in Glenview, Illinois. At this new center, 20-30 physicians will offer patients a wide range of primary care and specialty clinical services.
"We know that many of our patients travel from far-reaching suburbs to receive care at Northwestern," said Norman Botsford, chief operating officer of Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF). "Expanding our outpatient services into the communities where patients live and work alleviates the need to travel into Chicago to receive the Northwestern care they've come to trust and value. And most importantly if inpatient care is ever needed, these locations afford seamless transition into Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital."
The new Outpatient Center is part of previously announced plans to expand access to Northwestern's quality clinical care in the northern suburbs. The Glenview site is one of seven new Northwestern Medicine clinics, five of which have already opened in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, Evanston, Libertyville, Grayslake and Highland Park, Illinois. Northwestern Medicine will open the seventh clinical site in north suburban Deerfield, Illinois this spring.
Primary care services to be offered at the Glenview Outpatient Center include internal medicine and pediatrics. Specialty services will include cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, optometry, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, sports medicine and urology. Laboratory and X-ray services will be offered immediately with advanced imaging services—like MRI screens and CT scanning—to be offered by summer 2013.
A major clinical offering of this site will be Northwestern Immediate Care, which opens late spring. Immediate Care requires no appointment and accepts walk-in, or ambulatory, minor emergencies. It will address emergent ailments like flu and fevers, lacerations, strains and sprains and more. Major injuries and traumas should still be directed to full-service emergency rooms.
"We are excited to expand access to Northwestern Medicine care in surrounding suburban communities like Glenview," said Daniel Derman, MD, vice president, Northwestern Memorial, and president, Northwestern Memorial Physician's Group (NMPG). "This new operational model reflects the collective strengths of Northwestern Medicine. Systematically, primary care can work as a portal into specialty care services where needed, all while offering Immediate Care to address minor emergencies—and, the best part for patients is that it's close to home."
Once fully realized, this expansion will have brought about 100 new primary care physicians and more than 40 specialists from NMPG and NMFF into these suburban locations. All of the physicians will have faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
At the Glenview Outpatient Center, primary and specialty care, and laboratories and imaging will operate Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. Once open, Immediate Care will operate year-round from 8 am to 8 pm. For more information please visit us online at http://www.northwesternmedicine.org/glenview or call us at (847) 724- GLEN .
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SOURCE Northwestern Memorial Hospital