Northwest Community Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center. A trauma center is a hospital equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries. It provides 24-hour availability of all essential specialties and personnel and equipment, such as surgical specialists.
How We're Here for You
As a state-of-the-art Level II Trauma Center, NCH's Emergency Room treats more patients than any other hospital in the northwest suburbs – with more than 74,000 visits in 2010 – experience that makes a real difference in a life-threatening emergency. Because every minute counts when it comes to heart attack and stroke, our dedicated chest pain and neurointerventional teams are ready to treat patients with advanced technologies 24/7. NCH’s pediatric emergency care provides on-site access to board certified pediatric emergency doctors from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Even in an emergency, your comfort and privacy are important to us. That's why when our expanded Emergency Room opens later this year, it will include private rooms as well as speciality rooms for trauma, critical care, isolation and behavioral health, enabling us to serve more community members than ever before.
Experience the Difference at NCH
Comprehensive and expert care.
Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) nurses on staff. Most are also Trauma Nurse Specialists (TNS) certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Certified (ENPC).
Specialty trained and board certified emergency medicine physicians
Specially trained professionals, known as mental health liaisons, are available 24/7 in the Emergency Room to provide patients with mental health assessments, crisis intervention, and referrals to inpatient and outpatient mental health services or community resources
Patient advocate to explain hospital policies and procedures, and to help you with any problems or concerns.
State-of-the-art facilities combined with advanced medical technology
Large diagnostic and treatment areas specifically designed for both critically ill patients and for those with minor injuries or illnesses
Digital X-rays for immediate analysis by radiologists and Emergency Medicine physicians
Bedside ultrasound for quick assessment of major organ injuries
Treatment rooms for your privacy and comfort plus a place for family to be nearby
Convenient bedside registration to reduce your wait time
Outstanding patient satisfaction.
NCH’s patient satisfaction scores approach the 90th percentile for Emergency Rooms throughout the country.
NCH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) certification
NCH's ED has been recognized by the state of Illinois as an Emergency Room approved for treating children. The pediatric ED staff is specially trained to care for children using child-sized equipment and following guidelines for weight-appropriate medications.