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 a long history of collaborative, interdisciplinary medical education and research. In 2021, it was ranked 15th among the nation’s top research-intensive schools of medicine by U.S. News & World Report, and 15th in National Institutes of Health funding in 2020. 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 27 fully approved residency programs and over one hundred advanced-level fellowships. During the 2020-2021 academic year, the school served 657 medical students, 401 PhD students, 454 postdoctoral fellows, 736 master’s and professional program students, and 1,224 residents and fellows. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Northwestern Medicine scientists received $643 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 and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. The health system serves patients at over 200 sites across Chicago including 11 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
  • Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital in Palos Heights
  • Northwestern Medicine 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. The hospital is ranked No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois, as well as 10th in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals, which ranks the hospital in 10 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 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 IBM Watson Health 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 89 specialties, the hospital is a regional destination for 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 Center,1 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, Illinois 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, 2018, 2019 and 2020, ranking it among the top hospitals in the nation for quality care. The McHenry hospital is also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Illinois and Chicago. McHenry Hospital 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

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 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, Illinois, with a medical staff that includes nearly 600 physicians in 80 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 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. The Northwestern Medicine Metabolic Health & Surgical Weight Loss Center at Delnor Hospital is a regional destination for weight management programs. The new Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Delnor Hospital is training medical residents in the local community.

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, Illinois 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 orthopedics, cardiovascular interventions, surgical services, oncology 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. The Huntley hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Illinois and Chicago.

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, Illinois, with more than 150 physician members on the medical staff representing nearly every specialty. Kishwaukee Hospital was the first hospital in Illinois to achieve The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. Its state-of-the-art Breast Health Center opened in 2019, offering the latest breast health technology in a more comfortable and private environment. Designated a Primary Stroke Center, Kishwaukee Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark.

Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital

northwestern-medicine-woodstock-hospitalServing the community for more than 100 years, Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital in Woodstock, Illinois is a regional destination for specialty services and outpatient care. The 56-bed hospital features inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, inpatient rehabilitation, an emergency department that includes psychiatric emergency services and a wide range of outpatient services including laboratory and medical imaging. The Woodstock hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Illinois and Chicago.

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, Illinois, 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.

Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Palos HospitalNorthwestern Medicine Palos Hospital is an award-winning, 425-bed acute care facility in Palos Heights, Illinois, with a South Campus in neighboring Orland Park. Dating back to the early 1900s, this hospital is committed to serving the southwest suburban Chicago community by delivering compassionate, innovative and high-quality care. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Palos Hospital features a state-of-the-art surgical department and an innovative 55-bay Center for Short Stay Care (CSSC). Outpatient services are offered through the expansive 300,000-square-foot ambulatory facility, which features a groundbreaking MRI-guided radiation therapy — the first in Illinois and only the fifth in the country to be installed — that targets tumors with millimeter precision.

Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital building exterior.Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a physical medicine and rehabilitation facility in Wheaton, Illinois, that provides advanced care with inpatient, outpatient and physician services. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital clinicians specialize in stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, pediatric, orthopaedic/musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, clinicians deliver innovative, evidence-based treatment, maximizing recovery and promoting independence for patients. The Marianjoy Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute (MARTI) and Tellabs Center for Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity (TCNN) provide patients with the unique experience to work with therapists in the most advanced and effective therapeutic equipment in the field.

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 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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