Presence Saint Francis Hospital

355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Visiting hours

Presence Health believes that patient, resident and family involvement play an important role in the healing process. To facilitate this partnership, Presence Health provides an open visitation policy that welcomes and treats all visitors equally.

Visitors are allowed 24 hours a day any day of the week. In some cases, restrictions to this policy may apply in order to maintain the safety and privacy of patients and residents, and those restrictions will be communicated to visitors by the care team.

We encourage families and friends to partner with us in the healing process at Presence Health, and hope our open visitation policy promotes a positive, welcoming environment.

Visiting hours

Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service teaching hospital which has achieved Magnet status for nursing excellence. Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center, and an accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. We are a resource hospital in the state's EMS System, training paramedics and providing medical oversight and continuing education for more than 800 life safety personnel from seven surrounding communities.

Presence Saint Francis Hospital named one of Chicago’s Best Hospitals, learn more.

By the numbers

  • Founded: 1901
  • Licensed Beds: 271
  • Physicians: 423

Key services include

  • Level I trauma center and emergency department approved for pediatrics
  • Cardiology including open heart surgery and electrophysiology
  • Cancer treatment
  • Diabetes
  • Pain management
  • Neuroscience services
  • Family birthplace with level II plus special care nursery
  • Surgery – minimally invasive
  • Outpatient rehabilitation care
  • Sleep care
  • Wound healing center with hyperbaric treatment

Key quality accolades

  • Recognized as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, placing the hospital in the top 7% of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence and care
  • Accredited with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
  • State-designated Level 1 Trauma Center
  • State-designated Level II+ Special Care Nursery
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has accredited the medical residency programs: medicine, surgery, radiology, obstetrics, transitional year
  • Ranked 19th in Chicago by U.S. News – 2012