Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Two of Chicago's oldest hospitals — Passavant Memorial, founded in 1865, and Wesley Memorial, founded in 1888 — merged in 1972 to form what is now known as Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The teaching hospital for Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital also is home to a number of specialty clinics, such as the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Kovler Organ Transplantation Center and Prentice Women's Hospital.Northwestern-Memorial-Hospital-facts

Besides being accomplished height-wise, Magnet-recognized Northwestern Memorial also has a reputation for excellence in quality and patient safety. The hospital is ranked sixth in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's hospital Honor Roll, earning national rankings for 12 of the 16 analyzed specialties. The publication also ranked it as the No. 1 hospital in Chicago and Illinois.

Northwestern Memorial contributed approximately $277 million, or 18.8 percent of its net patient revenue, to community benefit during fiscal year 2010 through charity care, education and subsidized health services. The hospital also was involved with 2,100 clinical trials that year, and more than 500 are approved to be conducted there each year.


Editor's note: A previous version of this article referred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the third tallest hospital in the country and fifth tallest in the world. These statements were retracted April 3 due to conflicting information and inability to confirm that finding.  


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