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Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital Emergency Department

In Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital


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Northwestern Medicine is committed to providing comprehensive emergency services that address any type of emergency, from chest pain and strokes to serious fractures. The Emergency Department at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital is designated as a Level II Trauma Center. This hospital is staffed 24 hours a day by physicians who are board certified in emergency medicine and has trauma surgeons available, as well as a specially trained nursing staff certified in trauma nursing, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. This medical center offers immediate access to X-ray equipment, CAT scanners, advanced surgical facilities and intensive care units.

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Onsite parking is available for patients and visitors.

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.