The numbers are in: Thanks to enormous support from the community, our first five months of operation at our new Streeterville home were incredibly successful. In fact, we saw a rise in patient volume that more than doubled our expectations, increasing the number of children we serve by 16 percent.
The success we’ve had over these past few months is highlighted in an article by Peter Frost in the Chicago Tribune (it’s a Digital Plus story, so you’ll need to sign in or sign up to see the full story). In the story, Frost discusses the factors that may have led to the jump in our numbers, including:
- If you build it, they will come: Hospital data shows that larger numbers of our patients are now traveling from outside Cook County and downstate Illinois to take advantage of our specialized services.
- Location, location, location: We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again – being integrated with the Northwestern University Medical Campus has given us a host of resources and allows us to work closely with Prentice Women’s Hospital.
- Room to stretch our legs: We now have more literal and figurative space to do our jobs. 288 beds in private rooms have made our patients more comfortable, and state-of-the-art acute care units allow us to treat more patients with some of the country’s most advanced care.
Thank you again for all of your support.