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Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

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At Northwestern Medicine, we’ve invested in groundbreaking clinical services to deliver outstanding, comprehensive heart and vascular care. Our goal is to achieve superior results for all our patients and to improve their quality of life. By placing an emphasis on listening to our patients’ needs, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute has become a destination for those requiring highly specialized heart and vascular care.

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital provides better heart and vascular care closer to where patients live and work. We offer a unique blend of academic medicine and clinical research in a community hospital setting, as well as at Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Outpatient Center and Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center.

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Lake Forest Hospital has been the preferred provider of heart care in Chicagoland since 2008.* We also received Chest Pain Certified designation from the Joint Commission for Disease Specific Care. This certification reflects our compliance with national standards and the consistent use of appropriate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Six specialized clinical centers within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offer patient-focused, care and innovative treatment. This helps make us a leading destination for initial diagnoses and second opinions. Our care teams include physicians, nurses and multidisciplinary specialists. They work with you throughout your medical journey, ensuring that your care is streamlined and shifts seamlessly from inpatient to outpatient services.

Referring Physicians

Open communication and cooperation with referring physicians are vital to providing high-quality care. For a physician-to-physician consultation, please contact us at 847.534.3278.

Clinical Research

Researchers at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of heart and vascular care with the aim of improving treatment and device options, survival and quality of life for patients. Our Clinical Trials Unit is dedicated to supporting our heart and vascular researchers.

To learn more about joining a clinical trial, please check out our Clinical Trial Participation FAQ.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine is proud to have five hospitals ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.

Meet the Lake Forest Hospital Cardiovascular Team

A renowned and trusted team of cardiovascular physicians offer leading-edge cardiovascular care, state-of-the-art technology and breakthrough clinical research, close to where you live and work.

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*According to National Research Corporation’s consumer survey, Lake Forest Hospital is the most preferred provider for heart care in Chicagoland.