What Are the Five Biggest Hospitals in Chicago?


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The five biggest hospitals in Chicago are Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, and the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is part of the Northwestern Medicine Network that consists of 13 inpatient, outpatient and teaching facilities in the Greater Chicago area. The hospital operates in partnership with Prentice Women’s Hospital and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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The Rush University Medical Center is part of the Rush Network that includes Rush Health, Rush University and Rush Oak Park Hospital. The medical center is a non-profit primary care facility with 664 beds and a staff of more than 800, as of August 2015. Doctors and nurses who treat patients also teach at the university, which is located adjacent to the medical center grounds.

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is an academic hospital with more than 500 doctors spread across 20 outpatient clinics and the hospital that form the UI Health network. The facilities are located in Chicago and the nearby city of Cicero.

The John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County is a teaching hospital with more than 300 tending physicians and a staff of more than 400 doctors and residents. The hospital specializes in primary, secondary and tertiary care and has 452 beds including an 80-bed intensive care unit, a 56-bed neonatal intensive care unit, 80 beds for obstetrics and pediatric patients, and 18 beds for burn victims. It is the flagship hospital of the Cook County Health and Hospital System.

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