Level 1 Trauma & Stroke Center
The emergency department is certified as a Level 1 trauma center and stroke center. Northwestern Memorial also offers high-quality specialty emergency and trauma services.
Having a Level 1 designation means that the emergency department at Northwestern Memorial has demonstrated that it has trained and capable personnel available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for diagnosing and treating the most critically injured patients with life-threatening injuries. As a Level 1 facility, we are capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury, from injury prevention to intensive care to rehabilitation.
We are also prepared to provide specialized care in all types of emergencies, including statewide and regionwide emergencies. To learn mroe about the criteria to be designated as a level 1 trauma center, view the related Illinois State Administrative Code.