Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago has 288 beds, handled 10,997 admissions and hosted 4,926 inpatient and 13,342 outpatient surgeries in the last year reported. In fiscal year 2014, clinicians at Lurie Children's cared for more children than any other pediatric hospital system in Illinois.
Lurie Children's was the first pediatric hospital in the country to earn Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, but that's not its only first. When it was founded in 1882 as Maurice Porter Memorial Hospital, it was the first hospital in Chicago dedicated solely to the treatment of children. The hospital expanded and was renamed Children's Memorial Hospital in 1904, and remained as such until 2012. That year, the hospital moved from Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood to a newly built 23-story building in Streeterville, thanks to a $100 million donation from Ann Lurie. The hospital was then renamed after Ms. Lurie and her late husband, Robert.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital nationally in 10 pediatric specialties for 2015-16, which earned Lurie Children's a spot on the publication's children's hospital Honor Roll.
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