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Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives prestigious real estate award

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Galter Ambulatory Care Pavilion recently received "The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Award," an annual real estate award that recognizes outstanding building operations, management, retail and amenities. The award is given by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Chicago, an organization that represents the office building industry. Northwestern received recognition in the Medical Office Building category.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from such a significant real estate management organization as it further affirms the excellence we've achieved in developing a hospital that is completely patient-focused," said Jean Przybylek, vice president, Operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "From entrance to exit, Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers patients and visitors a welcoming, inviting and comfortable atmosphere."

The Galter Ambulatory Care Pavilion along with the Feinberg Pavilion were opened in 1999 and embody state-of-the-art information and communications technology, such as nursing automation and documentation, which also includes the electronic medication administration record and computerized provider order-entry or CPOE. The hospital also has developed a world renowned arts program that focuses on healing arts and works that celebrate Chicago, the Midwest and the history of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital organization.

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About Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is one of the country's premier academic medical centers and is the primary teaching hospital of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern Memorial and its Prentice Women's Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry have 744 beds and more than 1,200 affiliated physicians and 6,000 employees. Providing state-of-the-art care, NMH is recognized for its outstanding clinical and surgical advancements in such areas as cardiothoracic and vascular care, gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, and women's health.

Northwestern Memorial was ranked as the nation's 5th best hospital by the 2002 Consumer Checkbook survey of the nation's physicians and is listed in the majority of specialties in this year's US News & World Report's issue of "America's Best Hospitals." NMH is also cited as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine and has been chosen by Chicagoans year after year as their "most preferred hospital" in National Research Corporation's annual survey.

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