Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore University HealthSystem, (NorthShore), is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that serves the greater North Shore and Northern Illinois communities. The system includes four Hospitals – Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, Skokie Hospital – and a fourth, Skokie-based Rush North Shore Hospital to be added in January 2009. In addition, the system has over 2000 affiliated physicians, including a 550-physician, multispecialty physician group practice with over 70 office locations – NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group. Further, NorthShore is committed to excellence in its academic mission and supports teaching and research as the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. The NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, with over $100 million of grants, focuses on clinical and translational research, including leadership in outcomes research and clinical trials. The healthsystem has significant capabilities in a wide spectrum of clinical programs, including cancer, heart, orthopedics, high-risk maternity, and pediatrics. NorthShore is a national leader in the implementation of innovative technologies, including electronic health records, (EHR). In 2003, the healthsystem was among the first in the country to successfully launch a system-wide EHR with demonstrable benefits in quality, safety, efficiency and service to patients. NorthShore has been recognized by multiple national organizations for this notable achievement.