The Northwestern Medicine Story: Serving 600,000 Patients a Year

Northwestern Medicine
News October 01, 2014
In the past few years, Northwestern Medicine has grown in numbers and across a broad geography to serve patients in Chicago and beyond. As our story of promise and progress continues, we want to take a moment and explain who we are today: 

Northwestern Medicine
, anchored in downtown Chicago, joins the Northwestern Medicine Health System and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in a shared vision to transform healthcare and positively impact people’s lives through clinical innovation, educational excellence and breakthrough research.

In Chicago and its northern and western suburbs, Northwestern Medicine provides care through four hospitals and across 60 ambulatory sites that respond to the growing demand for quality healthcare close to where people live and work.  A combined health system and medical school workforce of more than 25,000 works to advance Northwestern Medicine with a focus on quality, innovation and excellence. More than 600,000 patients are now served by the health system through primary, specialty and hospital-based care. With a strong commitment to community, the health system contributed more than $565 million in community benefit last year.
 
About Us:
 
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is a nonprofit organization and the corporate parent of the Northwestern Medicine Health System.
 
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Located in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an 894-bed academic medical center hospital and the primary teaching affiliate for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Virtually every medical specialty is represented by the medical staff of employed and affiliated physicians who also carry faculty appointments with Feinberg. 

Lake Forest Hospital
With roots in the northern Chicago region, Lake Forest Hospital is a 201-bed community hospital located about 30 miles north of downtown Chicago. Care is provided through the main hospital campus in suburban Lake Forest and an outpatient campus in Grayslake, which also includes a free-standing emergency room. 
 
Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized, 347-bed acute-care facility located in Winfield, Ill. It is one of only four hospitals to earn this distinction. With more than 1,040 physicians on the medical staff in 90 specialties, The hospital is a regional destination for oncology, neurology, orthopaedic, pediatric and cardiology care and operates the state’s only Proton Center, where patients benefit from advanced radiation treatment.
 
Delnor Hospital
A 159-bed acute care facility, Delnor Hospital is located 37 miles west of downtown Chicago. The hospital is a recognized leader in clinical quality and patient-centered care. The Delnor medical staff includes more than 500 physicians in 80 specialties providing comprehensive medical care for the community.  
 
Northwestern Medical Group
One of Chicago’s largest medical practices, Northwestern Medical Group is a primary and multispecialty group practice of employed physicians with more than 1,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals with expertise in roughly 40 medical specialties and subspecialties. As faculty with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, physicians contribute to research and education as well as providing clinical care.
 
Cadence Physician Group
A multispecialty network of physicians practicing in more than 100 locations in Chicago’s western suburbs, Cadence Physician Group employs more than 285 physicians including primary care physicians, specialists and hospitalists.
 
Cadence Medical Partners
As a physician-hospital organization, Cadence Medical Partners offers membership to board-certified and board-eligible physicians on the medical staffs at Northwestern Medicine’s Delnor and Central DuPage hospitals. Its pluralistic model aligns physicians in private practice with hospital-employed physicians and hospital leadership. Currently this group includes more than 500 physicians.
 
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Northwestern Memorial Foundation conducts fundraising and other related development activities in support of Northwestern Medicine, which includes securing funding for clinical programs, research, education and community service. The foundation raises philanthropic funds from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as through community fundraising organizations.
 
Cadence Health Foundation
Cadence Health Foundation seeks philanthropic gifts to advance excellent healthcare for people in the communities served by Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital and other Cadence Health affiliates, including CNS Home Health & Hospice, Delnor Glen, HomeCare Physicians and LivingWell Cancer Resource Center.
 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Located in downtown Chicago, Feinberg is one of the nation’s premier research-intensive medical schools. The school’s defining mission is to mentor and educate students to become exceptional, compassionate and innovative physicians, educators and researchers. The school is deeply committed to research, patient care and community service, all of which are intertwined with the school’s educational mission. Approximately 3,000 students, residents and fellows are educated each year and a faculty of more than 3,400 practice medicine, conduct research and teach. Feinberg is now ranked No. 21 in the National Institutes of Health funding rankings and was awarded $347 million in research grants during fiscal year 2013. Medical students are exposed to patient care in the first weeks of class as part of a renewed curriculum.