List of Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is the nation's third-largest city, with over 2.8 million residents. The city contains hundreds of museums, art galleries, restaurants and cultural institutions, and attracts visitors from all over the globe. Chicago's 227 square miles also contain many hospitals, many of which draw medical students and professionals, as well as patients, from around the world.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital occupies an enclave just off Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. Northwestern Memorial is a major medical and research institution, with 1,600 affiliated doctors who also serve as the faculty of the University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital was honored by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation's top 100 hospitals for 2008, and operates a vast number of departments covering hundreds of specialties. Created in 1972 by the combination of two 19th-century hospitals, Northwestern continues to expand, most recently adding the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in 2005, and Prentice Women's Hospital in 2007.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, which was named for the longtime Cook County Board of Commissioners President, replaced the old Cook County Hospital in 2002. Stroger is a public hospital with 464 beds spread over 1.2 million square feet and is operated by the Cook County Bureau of Health Services. The hospital's stated goal is "to provide a comprehensive program of quality health care with respect and dignity, to the residents of Cook County, regardless of their ability to pay," and in fact the hospital is known for treating the county's poorest residents. Stroger's many departments include critical care, infectious diseases, cardiology, dermatology and general medicine. The hospital is also involved in a variety of research projects, and is a teaching hospital, offering internships to third- and fourth-year medical students from U.S. medical schools.

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
1901 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612

Children's Memorial Hospital

Located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, Children's Memorial calls itself "the region's top provider of pediatric specialty care," treating more than 140,000 children in 2009. The staff includes 1,100 pediatric specialists, and the hospital helps to train about 200 more each year through its association with the pediatric department of Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is also active in research, with hundreds of papers published in medical journals each year, and the Children's Memorial Research Center opened in 1986. Children's Memorial plans to open a new building, the 23-story Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, on the Feinberg campus in 2012.

Children's Memorial Hospital
2300 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614