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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911. For urgent visits, please see one of our immediate care locations.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an academic medical center in the heart of downtown Chicago with physicians, surgeons and caregivers representing nearly every medical specialty.

Northwestern Memorial enjoys a teaching and service partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, an integration that provides patients access to leading-edge clinical trials and fosters an environment of world-class patient care, academic inquiry and innovative research.

A number of world- and nationally-renowned physicians, surgeons and specialists practice at Northwestern Memorial and U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital among the top 25 in the nation in:

  • Cardiology and heart surgery (No. 7)  
  • Geriatrics (No. 9)  
  • Neurology and neurosurgery (No. 8)
  • Cancer (No. 12)  
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (No. 49)
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 30)  
  • Gynecology (No. 13)
  • Nephrology (kidney disorders) (No. 35)  
  • Orthopaedics (No. 12)
  • Pulmonology (blood) (No. 25)  
  • Urology (No. 26)  

Northwestern Memorial has also earned Magnet® recognition*, the gold-standard for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

A forward-thinking, patient-forward health destination

In 2016, the American College of Healthcare Architects recognized Northwestern Memorial with the Legacy Project Award for forward-thinking design and enduring excellence in hospital design. Northwestern Memorial was one of the first hospitals to dedicate private rooms to all patients and continues to do so to this day. Private rooms are proven to not only improve patient outcomes and encourage a closer, more collaborative relationship with the care team, but also provide additional comfort and privacy for patients and their families during a stressful time. By design, patient rooms enjoy maximum natural light and city views and an integrated inpatient and outpatient system organized by specialty allows for greater efficiency for physicians to see their patients.

The downtown medical campus includes Prentice Women’s Hospital, the Feinberg Pavilion, the Galter Pavilion, the Olson Pavilion, the Arkes Family PavilionLavin Family Pavilion and a number of other facilities and physician offices. The campus is designed to be a health and wellness destination and a launch pad for community involvement. In addition to providing medical services, buildings on the campus are also home to restaurants, retail stores and pharmacies that have been handpicked based on community feedback to provide both healthy and local choices. The campus also provides spaces for educational seminars, wellness classes and other events dedicated to the health of the community.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available at discounted rates for patients and visitors of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Valet parking services are conveniently offered to patients and their visitors at the front entrance of the Lavin Family Pavilion and Prentice Women's Hospital, as well as the arrival court at the Feinberg/Galter Pavilions.

Parking Rates

Standard Parking

Up to 7 Hours: $11 7 to 24 Hours: $24


Up to 7 Hours: $25 7 to 24 Hours: $35

Parking Validation

Parking garage tickets must be validated each time a car is parked. Without validation, regular garage rates will apply. You can validate your ticket at the customer service desks on the first and second floors.

Parking Lots and Entrances

Building Entrance Parking Lot


There are multiple transportation options to serve you. Find convenient transportation to and from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, including taxis, public transit and train transportation.


Northwestern Medicine is committed to providing a hospitable environment for all. We offer the following accessibility resources to accomodate your stay or visit:

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Wheelchairs
  • Patient escorts
  • Language intrepreters
  • Resoures for the hard of hearing
  • Service animals

Learn more about our accessibility resources

Patient and Visitor Information

Visiting Hours

9:00 am–8:30 pm
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9:00 am–8:30 pm
9:00 am–8:30 pm
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9:00 am–8:30 pm
Visits from family and friends can bring patients the warmth, comfort, encouragement and support they need to heal. Northwestern Medicine encourages you to spend time with your loved ones and friends during their hospital stay. Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers several amenities, including flower and gift shops, online services, and food and beverage options, for your convenience. Download our Services and Amenities Map.

Hotels and Lodging

For out-of-town patients and visiting family members, Northwestern Memorial Hospital has negotiated reduced rates at a variety of hotels near the hospital. The participating hotels are located in the heart of downtown Chicago, within blocks of a variety of restaurants, public transportation and the "Magnificent Mile," Chicago's premier shopping district. Download our Hotel Guide
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Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the #1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.

Related Resources

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Downtown Campus Parking Garages