Northwestern Medicine History

Northwestern Medicine is an integrated healthcare system that brings together physicians and researchers from award-winning facilities in the Chicago area. Each of the Northwestern Medicine hospitals has a unique story, but the system shares the same vision. Northwestern Medicine is committed to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety. Learn more about the hospital systems that make up Northwestern Medicine.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital History

Northwestern Memorial Hospital was created in 1972 by the consolidation of two of Chicago’s oldest established hospitals.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Timeline

Northwestern Memorial Hospital was created in 1972. View the timeline of key dates in our history.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital History

Two hospitals, one commitment. Learn about the rich history of these hospitals in the Western Suburbs. 

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Legacy

From its beginning, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital remains committed to providing quality healthcare with a personal touch.

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital History

The story of Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital began in 1912 with the founding of Sycamore Municipal Hospital.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital History

In 1971, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital became the first physical rehabilitation hospital in the western suburbs of Chicago.