University of Chicago Medicine | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
University of Chicago Medicine. This academic medical center was founded in 1927 as the University of Chicago Hospitals. Over the years, the hospital grew in size and prestige before eventually changing its name to University of Chicago Medical Center in 2006 and then to University of Chicago Medicine in 2012.
Today, University of Chicago Medicine encompasses The Center for Care and Discovery, Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital, Comer Children's Hospital, Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine and numerous physicians offices. Roughly 8,500 people work at the academic medical center, including 2,600 nurses, 878 attending physicians and 958 residents and fellows. Each year, University of Chicago Medicine accommodates roughly 440,000 outpatient visits, 88,000 emergency visits, 29,000 hospital admissions, 19,000 surgeries and 1,800 births. In 2015, revenues for patient care were approximately $1.5 billion.
The University of Chicago Medicine is affiliated with 12 winners of the Nobel Prize. The academic medical center was ranked among the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in four adult specialties and three pediatric specialties. In 2016, University of Chicago Medicine received Healthgrades' 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award for the third consecutive year.
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