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, 30,000 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 2018, it was ranked 20th 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 100 diagnostic and ambulatory sites across Chicago including seven hospitals:
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago
- Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield
- Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest
- Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva
- Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Community Hospital in Dekalb
- Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital in Sandwich
- Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton
Northwestern Memorial HospitalNorthwestern 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. The hospital is ranked No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois, as well as 13th in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals, which ranks the hospital in 11 out of 16 clinical 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; orthopaedics; and women’s health at its Prentice Women’s Hospital.
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage HospitalNorthwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a 392 licensed bed acute-care facility located in Winfield, Illiniois 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 as one of the best hospitals in Chicago and Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. 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 Chicago Proton Center1, the first and only proton center in Illinois.
Northwestern Medicine 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 is ranked among Illinois' "Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report and 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 HospitalNorthwestern 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, as well as one of the best hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. The 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 Kishwaukee HospitalNorthwestern 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 Valley West HospitalNorthwestern 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 HospitalMarianjoy 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.
The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago 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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