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Media Contacts | Patient Information | Organizational Profile

Media Contacts

Our public relations office is staffed during regular business hours Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Keith Hartenberger, System Director, Media Relations at (630) 527-3929 or

After hours and on weekends, you may also call the Evanston Hospital operator at (847) 570-2000 and ask to have the PR person on call paged.

Patient Information

Our first priority is the safety and privacy of our patients. Under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), strict restrictions have been placed on the information that can be released to the media about a patient's condition. All inquiries must contain the patient's name, and the patient or patients must be listed in the hospital directory for the information to be released. While a one-word statement of condition may be given, know that the patient does have the option of "opting out" so that no information is made public.

Our Public Relations team handles all requests for patient conditions.

Learn more about Release of Patient Information

Organizational Profile

NorthShore University HealthSystem is a comprehensive, fully integrated healthcare delivery system. The system includes six hospitals (Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Northwest CommunitySkokie, and Swedish) and a wide spectrum of leading clinical programs. In addition, as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore is dedicated to excellence in medical education and research.

Read our full organizational profile and meet our Executive Leadership Team.