Northwestern Medicine Welcomes Newest Member KishHealth System
By Christopher KingNews December 01, 2015
“We are excited to welcome KishHealth to Northwestern Medicine,” said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “The addition of KishHealth to our growing integrated academic health system will allow patients in DeKalb County and northern Illinois even greater access to high-quality care, closer to where they live and work.”
As a member of NM, KishHealth patients will have a seamless pathway to access advanced specialty care including the growth of clinical areas such as neurology, pulmonology, cardiology and behavioral health services. Additionally, patients will have the opportunity to access clinical trials offered within the system.
“Following a diligent process of research and evaluation, we believe the best partnership for our community and for our patients is Northwestern Medicine,” said Kevin Poorten, President and Chief Executive Officer, KishHealth System. “As a member of Northwestern Medicine, we will be able to address existing clinical gaps and drastically enhance the patient experience, quality of care, and safety for the communities we serve,” said Poorten, who will remain President of KishHealth.
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