NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Edward-Elmhurst Health have announced in a press release the completion of their merger, uniting 25,000 team members and 6,000 physicians with an unwavering commitment to serving an area of more than 4.2 million residents in communities across Illinois.
The partnership creates the third largest health system, with total revenue expected to exceed $5 billion in the first year of operation, and the second largest physician network in the state. A search for a new name and brand for the combined entity is underway, but for now the new system will refer to itself as "NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health."
Nine hospitals and more than 300 ambulatory locations will serve patients across six counties in northeast Illinois – 69 miles from Waukegan in Lake County to Crest Hill in Will County. Led by Gallagher, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health is governed by a Board of Directors with members representing NorthShore, Edward-Elmhurst Health, Northwest Community Healthcare and Swedish Hospital, and will be comprised of North and South Regions.