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Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is a short-term, acute-care community hospital in DeKalb, Illinois.
More than 150 physicians on the voluntary, community-based medical staff and the emergency department at Kishwaukee provides 24-hour access to board-certified emergency medicine physicians. As part of the Northwestern Medicine network, patients at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital have access to the resources and advantages of world-class care and leading-edge clinical trials at locations across the region.
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is home to a specialized joint center and spine center as well as a breakthrough breastfeeding center. The Breastfeeding Center provides donor milk to at-risk infants and is one of the first locations of its kind in Illinois. Each of the centers is located in a designated wing of the hospital and all provide spacious private rooms for patients and their guests. Private rooms are proven to not only improve patient outcomes and encourage a closer, more collaborative relationship with the care team, but also provide additional ease and privacy for patients and their families during a stressful time. Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is equipped with latest advances in surgical imaging services, meaning patients can rest assured knowing that most tests their care team prescribes can be performed close to home in DeKalb County.
The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Kishwaukee Hospital offers the unique blend of academic medicine and clinical research in a community hospital setting. The cardiovascular experts include the specialties of cardiology, interventional cardiology and heart failure.
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Kishwaukee Hospital open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Monday–Friday: 7 am–7 pm
Saturday: 7 am–2 pm
Monday–Friday: 6 am–6 pm
Saturday: 7 am–2 pm
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassionate and skillful care given by nurses every day. Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor once a month. Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and employees may nominate a deserving nurse by completing the nomination form in the link below. Click here to learn more about the DAISY Award.
Nominate a Kishwaukee Hospital nurse for the DAISY Award
Valet parking is free to patients and visitors from 5:30 am–5:30 pm Monday–Friday, and from 7:00 am–Noon on Saturday. Tips are not accepted, and there is no service on holidays.
Visits from family and friends can bring patients the warmth, comfort, encouragement and support they need to heal.
Northwestern Medicine encourages you to spend time with your loved ones and friends during their hospital stay. Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital offers a wide range of information, resources and amenities to help make your experience convenient, comfortable and efficient.
Kishwaukee Hospital offers exceptional care by experienced, compassionate nurses in our welcoming maternity suites. Our goal is to help you have a safe, rewarding birth experience that meets your personal preferences.
The maternity suites at Kishwaukee Hospital are the area’s first choice for childbirth. A warm and caring environment creates cherished memories for the whole family. We will go beyond your expectations to make the birth of your baby a safe, comfortable and joyful event.
When you deliver your baby at Kishwaukee Hospital maternity suites in DeKalb, your birthing experience will be one of comfort and privacy. You will spend the entire length of your stay in your own personal labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum (LDRP) birthing room where our highly trained obstetrical nurses tend to your every need.
Our clinical team of OB/GYNs, midwives and nurses can also address your special needs, from cesarean sections to postpartum counseling. And you will have peace of mind knowing that your newborn is safe and secure.
From the day you discover you’re pregnant, your emotions and thoughts may range from happiness to anxiety. Kishwaukee Hospital provides many resources can help you prepare for what is to come.
At your first prenatal visit, your doctor and Kishwaukee Hospital become partners in your continuing education. The importance of excellent prenatal care cannot be overstated. Kishwaukee Hospital has all the resources and information you need to ensure you and your baby remain healthy throughout your pregnancy.
Kishwaukee Hospital recommends the following throughout your pregnancy:
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