THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO MEDICAL CENTER
The 430-bed University of Illinois Hospital and its outpatient diagnostic and specialty clinics serve as the primary teaching facilities for the UIC College of Medicine. The eight-story inpatient facility, dedicated in 1980, houses some of the most advanced technology available today. Patient care programs encompass the whole spectrum of health services, with a medical staff comprising recognized leaders in a variety of specialties. A 200,000 square-foot ambulatory service building began service in 1999. The University Hospital and Clinics lead the country in the application of information technology to healthcare record keeping and information flow. All patient records are accessible electronically to the care-givers in both inpatient and outpatient environments.
The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center serves as a referral site for the seriously ill throughout the state, the U.S., and other countries. Physicians perform more than 10,000 outpatient and inpatient surgeries each year. Patient visits to the emergency department average 52,000 annually, and physician office and clinic visits number 420,000 each year, and the house staff admits over 17,000 patients a year to the Hospital. The campus has many additional healthcare resources. The Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute, the Light House for the Blind, and the Eye and Ear Infirmary make this a major statewide referral center for eye disease. Schools of Pharmacy, Public Health, and Dentistry, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions also grace the campus.
The diverse patient population allows the University of Illinois at Chicago to fulfill its commitment to the community and help foster a vital health care institution. Referrals for the variety of quaternary programs attract patients from around the world.
COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL (JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL)
The new Cook County Hospital is the state-of-the-art, which serves as the tertiary hub of the Cook County Bureau of Health Services system. The facility replaced a sprawling 13-building campus, whose main pavilion was opened in 1914. From the beginning, the new Cook County Hospital was designed to provide the most advanced medical care and increase efficiency.
The new hospital opened in December 2002, just a few yards away from the original hospital building, the 464-bed hospital is anchored by 228 medical/surgical beds, with dedicated units for obstetrics (40 beds), pediatrics (40 beds), intensive care (80 beds), neonatal intensive care (58 beds), and burns (18 beds). Anticipating an increasing trend toward shorter inpatient hospital stays and procedures, approximately 40% of the hospital's space is used for outpatient care, specialty diagnosis and treatment.
The hospital has the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Digital radiology imaging is used throughout the hospital. Images are visible on GE PACS imaging stations as well as specially designed computer terminals via the internet. Radiology has three new helical CT scanner including one located in the ED radiology area and three new MRI including an open MRI. The hospital was designed with wireless technology at the forefront. Wireless computers on wheels (COWs), palm devices and microcellular telephones allow for efficient flow of patient data throughout the hospital.
Physician order entry is a routine part of the new computer information system. Patient medical records are scanned into the clinical information system and are available from any terminal within the hospital. Physician and nursing documentation are on-line as well.
The new 1.2 million-square-foot John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital formerly known as the Cook County Hospital is continuing a tradition of community-focused hospital care that began in 1866, when the first county-owned hospital building was opened.
ADVOCATE CHRIST MEDICAL CENTER
One of the largest hospitals in metropolitan Chicago, Oak Lawn’s Christ Medical Center is a 662-bed teaching, research, and referral hospital. Christ has a Level I trauma center that serves approximately 38,000 inpatients, 78,000 emergency patients, and 375,000 outpatients each year. More than 700 physicians representing more than 60 specialties and subspecialties comprise the hospital’s comprehensive medical staff. Many of these physicians have an extensive history of successful participation in medical education, providing instruction to both medical students and residents in Christ Medical Center’s post-graduate training programs.
Christ Medical Center offers or participates in accredited residency programs in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology, general surgery, trauma surgery, and urology. In addition, the hospital offers accredited fellowships in adult and pediatric cardiology as well as pediatric critical care.
A major medical resource for the Chicago area, Christ Medical Center's strengths include its programs in cardiac care, obstetric care, oncology, pediatrics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Christ Medical Center is the leading provider of preventative and interventional cardiovascular services for adults and children in southwest metropolitan Chicago. The hospital’s Heart Institute for Children, staffed by world renowned physicians, operates one of the two outstanding pediatric cardiovascular programs in the state.
Christ Medical Center opened its new Imaging Center in September 2000. This $19 million facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and computerized filmless radiological technology. Hope Children’s Hospital, a new $25 million children’s hospital, opened on the Oak Lawn campus in November 1996. This 60-bed facility accommodates the needs of the critically and chronically ill children at the hospital.
Christ Medical Center is owned and managed by Advocate Health Care, one of the largest health care providers in metropolitan Chicago with more than 3,800 physicians providing care at 180 sites throughout the area.
ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, is a 609-bed teaching, research and tertiary care hospital, Level I trauma center, and one of the largest hospitals in the Chicago area. Lutheran General is one of the most nationally recognized hospitals in Illinois. It is ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for quality of care, according to a groundbreaking two-year study conducted by a Washington, D.C.- based nonprofit consumer education organization. In addition, Lutheran General is rated among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for its medical excellence and advanced treatment capabilities in orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, ear/nose/throat, digestive disorders and digestive disorders and rheumatology.
Lutheran General also has been repeatedly selected as one of the nation’s best hospitals in the 100 Top Hospitals study, and as one of the top 15 major teaching institutions in the county.
The medical staff includes 1,000 physicians, many of whom have distinguished themselves throughout Chicago and the nation as clinicians, teachers, researchers and leaders in the health care industry. Together with 4,000 hospital employees, these physicians provide services to more than 30,000 inpatients, 51,000 emergency patients and 192,000 outpatients each year.
The hospital’s dedication to medical education and research is reflected in its position as the largest independent academic medical center in the state and its long-term academic and teaching affiliation with the University of Illinois. Lutheran General is proud to graduate more primary care physicians than any other non-university medical center in Illinois. Residency programs are family practice, surgery, psychiatry, emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pathology. Fellowships include geriatrics, gastroenterology, cardiology, pediatric critical care, neonatal-perinatal medicine, child psychiatry and sports medicine.
Lutheran General is home to Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of pediatric care in the state, treating more than 3,500 inpatients and 100,000 outpatients annually. It is the only children’s hospital in the northwest suburban region of Chicago, and is a major referral center for a broad range of infant and pediatric services, especially for those with complex illnesses and chronic conditions. Lutheran General Children’s Hospital is one of the few pediatric trauma centers certified at the highest level in the Chicago area and also is designated as a Level III perinatal center. In addition, it is the location of one of the largest neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in the region, which cares for more than 900 critically ill newborns each year.
Lutheran General is part of Advocate Health Care, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, which has been ranked as one of the nation’s top health care systems for the past six years. With more than 24,500 employees and 4,600 affiliated physicians, Advocate’s 200+ sites of care in metropolitan Chicago include eight acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals and three affiliated medical groups.
MERCY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center was founded in 1852 by the Sisters of Mercy and has the privilege of being Chicago's first hospital. Mercy has grown in spirit and size through the past 150 years. Along with the hospital campus, there are 18 off-site locations that provide health services. These satellite locations are home to Mercy Medical, our network of primary and specialty physician services, Mercy Works, our occupational health program, and Mercy Counseling and Rehabilitation.
Mercy's commitment to Graduate Medical Education underscores its overall emphasis on high quality patient care. Some of Mercy's special healthcare programs meet the special needs of the City of Chicago market we serve. Our Birthing Center is state-of-the-art, featuring 24-hour epidural capabilities and a Special Care Nursery staffed by a perinatologist and neonatologist. Our Diabetes Treatment Center has developed a program to help patients with diabetes live healthfully through education, diet, exercise, and stress management. In 2002, Mercy opened a Comprehensive Endvascular Institute and Women’s Breast Center.
Mercy has great people, great physicians, and a commitment to its mission, learning, and our 2,500 associates.
ILLINOIS MASONIC MEDICAL CENTER - ADVOCATE NORTH SIDE HEALTH NETWORK
Illinois Masonic Medical Center stands at the heart of Chicago’s most diverse community – a crossroads of lifestyles, economic classes, ethnic groups, and ages. It was in this Lakeview neighborhood, in 1921, that the Illinois Masonic Hospital Association purchased the former Chicago Union Hospital. Originally, the goal was to provide medical care for sick and injured Masons and their families. As the founder’s mission of community service grew, the Masons were prompted to offer services to the people of the surrounding area as well. And so it became the mission of the Illinois Masonic Medical Center to improve the health of our patients and the community we serve – to serve all the people.
More than eight decades later, our doors remain open to anyone who needs medical care. With approximately 1,200 physicians, almost 200 doctors obtaining postgraduate training, and 2,400 employees, Illinois Masonic serves more than 20,000 inpatients, 387,000 outpatients, and 37,000 emergency patients each year. On November 3, 2000, Illinois Masonic Medical Center was acquired by Advocate Healthcare.
ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL
St. Francis Hospital has cared for people on the North Side of Chicago and North Shore suburbs for one hundred years. It is a community teaching hospital with about 280 beds. The Hospital admits almost 15,000 people, treats 36,000 people in its emergency department, and has more than 200,000 outpatient visits each year. The Hospital provides a wide range of care in all major clinical specialties except for transplantations. It is especially known for its expertise in cardiac care and in cancer care. St. Francis' location allows it to serve a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse patient population with a fascinating mix of illnesses.
Students can work with residents in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Diagnostic Radiology and Family Practice programs based at St. Francis as well as General Surgery and Emergency Medicine residencies integrated with other University affiliates. Students also have close and frequent faculty contact with a distinguished group of clinician-teachers. Clinical facilities use both standard and advanced technology. Many electives here will permit students to spend time in offices or facilities outside the Hospital in order to get a flavor of medicine as it is practiced in the community.
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL
Saint Joseph Hospital is a community hospital located in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. Founded in 1868, Saint Joseph Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Chicago. Today, it is a full service health care facility serving Chicago's North Side. Saint Joseph Hospital has a highly trained team of medical experts with specialties ranging from orthopedic/sports medicine and cancer care to cardiology, gastroenterology and imaging services. Many of the hospital's nearly 600 physicians are leaders in their fields, conducting clinical research and teaching a new generation of health care providers.
With open and closed MRI, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), state-of-the-art fetal monitoring, minimally invasive procedures, stereotactic breast biopsy and comprehensive rehabilitation services, Saint Joseph Hospital continually pursues advances in technology to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. Everyone at Saint Joseph Hospital is committed to providing excellent patient care.
Saint Joseph Hospital has a strong commitment to education, providing graduate and undergraduate medical education for over 30 years. The community teaching hospital model is designed to provide state-of-the-art care in a personalized setting that is sensitive to patients’ needs. The hospital provides a wide range of care in all major clinical specialties except for transplantations, with special expertise in Cardiology, Cancer Care, HIV Infection and Geriatrics.
Undergraduate medical education is a strong component of the educational environment at Saint Joseph Hospital. Medical students enjoy the opportunity to interact with faculty members who serve as role models in the delivery of excellent patient care in a private practice setting. Medical student rotations are available in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Medicine and General Surgery.
JESSE BROWN VA MEDICAL CENTER
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, is a 209-bed, tertiary care facility renowned for its progressive research projects, academic affiliations, community collaborative ventures, and employee-oriented programs. It provides training for residents in internal medicine and its subspecialties, surgery and its specialties, the women’s health program, geriatrics, anesthesiology, psychiatry, neurology, radiology, physical medicine, pathology, and dentistry. The medical center houses a drug dependence treatment unit, alcohol treatment program, post-traumatic stress disorder unit, and respiratory care unit. More than160 approved research projects are underway in the fields of geriatrics, medicine, alcoholism, hematology, Alzheimer's disease, and surgery.
ADVENTIST HINSDALE HOSPITAL
For more than 100 years, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital has provided superior health care with Christian compassion to residents in the western suburbs of Chicago. The hospital is committed to delivering whole-person care by creating an environment that promotes comfort and healing.
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's team of physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to bringing the finest medicine tot he community. The team utilizes the latest life-saving tool s and techniques in their pursuit of improving lives and alleviating suffering.
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is the only teaching hospital in DuPage County. Many of the medical staff members hold teaching positions at Chicago's premier medical schools and academic medical cetners, and participate in medical research studies and clinical trials. The 356-bed hospital is recognized as a leader in a wide range of medical fields, where university-level care and medical breakthroughs are achieved each day.
The MacNeal Health Network serves the healthcare needs of more than one million people in the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Along with MacNeal Hospital, a 427-bed fully accredited teaching hospital, the network is comprised of ten primary care centers, a resource library, a school for at-risk children and many other programs. Nearly 90% of MacNeal's 400 physicians are board-certified, and many speak Spanish. Amoung other specialty programs, MacNeal offers the largest Behavioral Health Services program in the Chicago area.
WEISS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Weiss Memorial Hospital is a community hospital located in Uptown. Weiss Hospital has a strong commitment to education, providing graduate and undergraduate medical education for over 30 years. The community teaching hospital model is designed to provide state-of-the-art care in a personalized setting that is sensitive to patient's needs. The hospital provides a wide range of care in all major clinical specialties except for transplantations, with special expertise in Cardiology, Cancer Care, HIV Infection and Geriatrics.