Presence Health

Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a 270 bed licensed acute care facility located on the south side of Evanston, Illinois. Presence Saint Francis has a long-standing and well established tradition as a community teaching site for high quality residency training in several specialties. The Hospital serves an ethnically and socio-economically diverse population. There are nearly 100 residents training at Saint Francis on a continuous and ongoing basis. In addition to the Transitional Year Program the institution also sponsors a categorical and preliminary medicine residency, as well as categorical programs in Diagnostic Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Presence Saint Francis has major affiliations in the specialty areas of Emergency Medicine and Surgery. Residents from the Presence Resurrection Medical Center’s sponsored residency in Emergency Medicine rotate through the Presence Saint Francis Emergency Department. The members of the emergency medicine staff are all active faculty in that program. Residents from the University of Illinois’ Metro Group Hospitals Residency Training Program in General Surgery rotate through Presence Saint Francis Hospital and the staff in that department are active faculty in the training program.

Presence Saint Francis Hospital’s major academic affiliation is with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.  Undergraduate students from the University of Illinois rotate through the hospital for 3rdand 4th year clerkships in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, and emergency medicine.

The Medical Library at Presence Saint Francis Hospital is committed to building resources that fit into the workflow of our medical professionals: providing accurate, timely, and pertinent medical information via various formats:

  • Electronic texts are available through AccessMedicine, Access Surgery, Ovid Books, ClinicalKey, UpToDate, and R2 Library covering a range of disciplines and medical specialties.
  • Over 2,000 full-text journals can be accessed through the hospital Intranet (PresNet) with Medline-based databases provided by EBSCO Discovery System, UpToDate, and  Clinical Key for your literature search needs. Remote access is also available.
  • Decision-making databases such as UpToDate or ClinicalKey are available to enhance your clinical practice.

Access outside the hospital is provided through OpenAthens, an internet gateway which allows users to register an account on site, then authenticates their access to all the library resources anywhere outside the hospital.

Any resource not immediately available in the library's print or electronic collection is available through our document delivery service. The Medical Library at Presence Saint Francis Hospital is continually striving to assist in meeting your medical information needs.


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