KishHealth System takes care of the welfare of people all along the "Kish." Formerly Kishwaukee Health System, KishHealth System operates two community hospitals -- Kishwaukee and Valley West, which have a combined 125 staffed beds -- as well as several cancer centers, imaging facilities, and an eye institute that serve Dekalb County and surrounding areas in northern Illinois. Specialty services include cardiology, emergency care, neurosurgery, obstetrics, and orthopedics. The community-owned health system takes its name from Kishwaukee (a Potowatomi word for "river of the sycamore").
Its Valley West Community Hospital has been busy making building additions to enhance its ability to provide emergency, surgical, and maternity services. The facility expansion is also home to several physician offices, as well as a cardiac rehabilitation center, a pain management clinic, and a diabetes education center. – less