About Our Health System

Northwestern Medicine is the shared strategic vision of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to transform the future of healthcare and become a premier integrated academic health system. Each day, 33,700 clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a national reputation for excellence and long history of collaborative, interdisciplinary medical education and research. In 2019, it was ranked 19th among the nation’s top research-intensive schools of medicine by U.S. News & World Report, and 16th in National Institutes of Health funding in 2017. More than 4,000 faculty members teach, practice medicine, conduct research at the medical school, and its academic portfolio includes full-time MD, MD-PhD, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs, graduate medical education and continuing medical education. In affiliation with the member hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, the school offers 25 fully approved residency programs and over one hundred advanced-level fellowships. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the school served 663 medical students, 728 PhD students and research fellows, 716 master’s and professional program students, and 1,159 residents and fellows. Last year, Northwestern Medicine scientists received $470 million in funding for research awards.

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare 

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) is the corporate parent for the Northwestern Medicine health system whose medical staff of more than 4,000 includes more than 1,000 residents and fellows and over 1,500 employed physicians who are part of the Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, Kishwaukee Medical Group or Marianjoy Medical Group. The health system serves patients at over 200 sites across Chicago including ten hospitals: 

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield 
  • Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital in McHenry
  • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest 
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva 
  • Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital in Huntley
  • Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Community Hospital in Dekalb
  • Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital in Woodstock
  • Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital in Sandwich
  • Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton

Northwestern Memorial Hospital 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Building 211 Ontario Chicago, ILNorthwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is an 894-bed academic medical center hospital that is the primary teaching affiliate for the Feinberg School of Medicine and has nearly 1,900 affiliated physicians representing virtually every medical specialty. According to U.S. News & World Report (2019-20), Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Illinois and Chicago and is recognized among the top hospitals in the country ranking No.10 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The hospital is nationally ranked in 12 out of 16 specialties. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and innovative advancements in a variety of clinical areas including cardiovascular care, oncology, neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, solid organ and soft tissue transplants, and orthopaedics. 

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital 25 N Winfield Rd.Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a 392 licensed bed acute-care facility located in Winfield, Illinois that has provided quality healthcare to the residents of DuPage County and beyond for more than 50 years. The hospital has been recognized as a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in Illinois and Chicago by U.S. News & World Report, 2019-20. With more than 1,300 physicians on the medical staff in 86 specialties, the hospital is a regional destination for such clinical services as oncology, neurology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, behavioral health and cardiology. In 2015, the Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital opened, becoming the first House in the western suburbs. The House provides a ‘home away from home’ for families of children being treated at the hospital or at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center1, the first and only proton center in Illinois. 

Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital

northwestern-medicine-mchenry-hospitalNorthwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital is a nationally recognized 179 licensed bed acute care teaching hospital located in McHenry, Ill. with more than 600 physicians in 70 specialties who provide comprehensive medical care. The hospital achieved five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2017 and 2018, ranking it among the top 9 percent of hospitals in the nation for quality care. Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital is recognized among the Best Hospitals in Illinois and Chicago by U.S. News & World Report, 2019-20. It is a regional destination for oncologic and cardiovascular care and provides a full range of general, acute inpatient and obstetric services.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

nm-lake-forest-hospitalNorthwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital (LFH) is a 198 licensed bed acute-care facility that has more than 700 physicians board-certified in 69 medical specialties, located in Lake Forest and at its Grayslake campus, which also includes a free-standing emergency room. The hospital has been named the Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for ten years in a row by National Research Corporation. In 2018, Northwestern Medicine opened the new Lake Forest Hospital which includes 114 private inpatient rooms, 72 outpatient care spaces, eight operating rooms and 483,500 square feet of new construction on its 160-acre campus

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Delnor Hospital: Northwestern MedicineNorthwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a 159 licensed bed acute-care facility in Geneva, Ill., with a medical staff which includes nearly 600 physicians in 64 specialties providing comprehensive medical care. Delnor was the first hospital in Illinois to earn nursing Magnet® Status2 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence. The hospital is recognized among the Best Hospitals in Illinois and Chicago by U.S. News & World Report, 2019-20. Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is home to a state-of-the-art Cancer Center and its Breast Health Center was first to be recognized by the prestigious National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) through the American College of Surgeons.

Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital

northwestern-medicine-huntley-hospitalNorthwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital opened in 2016 and is a 128 licensed bed acute care facility in Huntley, Ill. with more than 600 physicians in 70 specialties who provide comprehensive medical care. The hospital’s physicians and staff provide emergency services, inpatient and outpatient care and specialize in orthopaedics, cardiovascular interventions, surgical services and obstetrics. The hospital’s pediatric unit is staffed 24/7 by pediatric hospitalists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. The campus also features an immediate care, physician offices, a fitness center and health and wellness services.

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

1 Kishwaukee Hospital Drive Kishwaukee Hospital front entranceNorthwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital is a 98 licensed bed acute-care hospital in DeKalb, Ill., with more than 150 physician members on the voluntary medical staff representing nearly every specialty. In 2007, Kishwaukee Hospital opened its Joint Center and in 2013 a Spine Center was added. In 2016, the hospital received Baby-Friendly Designation from Baby-Friendly USA, which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.

Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital

northwestern-medicine-woodstock-hospitalServing the community for more than 100 years, Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital in Woodstock, Ill. is a regional destination for behavioral health services and outpatient care. The 34-bed hospital features inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, as well as an emergency department and a wide range of outpatient services including laboratory and medical imaging. Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital achieved four stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for quality care in 2017 and 2018.


Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Valley West building 1302 W Main St.Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital is a 25 licensed bed critical access hospital in Sandwich, Ill., that has served the Fox Valley community for more than 70 years. In 2014, construction of a new patient wing and renovations to remaining areas of the hospital were completed, including a new MRI suite that is home to one of the only large bore MRI in the area. Valley West earned 100 percent quality core measure scores by The Joint Commission three out of four quarters in fiscal year 2015.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital building exterior.Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, is a teaching hospital in Wheaton, Ill., with 100 licensed acute inpatient rehabilitation beds and 27 Medicare-licensed sub-acute beds. Dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Marianjoy offers specialty programs for adult and pediatric patients recovering from illness or who require intensive therapy to regain their function and independence. Marianjoy rehabilitation programs are: brain injury, spinal cord, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, stroke and neuromuscular. Marianjoy also has inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation programs and one of the only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited pain management program in Illinois. 

Each hospital continues to be recognized for patient safety and quality, and NMH, CDH, LFH and Delnor have achieved Magnet®2 recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the prestigious gold standard for nursing care. The health system has also received numerous awards for consumer satisfaction, its inclusive diversity practices, and for financial stewardship for maintaining its superior bond ratings for more than 30 years.

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The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.


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