Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the corporate parent of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the country’s premier academic medical center hospitals and a major referral center for the Midwest and beyond. Northwestern Memorial provides a total of 894 licensed beds in the Feinberg Pavilion, Prentice Women’s Hospital and the Stone Institute of Psychiatry. It is the primary teaching hospital for Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and virtually every medical specialty is represented by the medical staff of 1,603 affiliated physicians who also carry appointments with the Feinberg School. Northwestern Memorial staffs 7,144 employees.
In the 2012 ranking of the nation's "Best Hospitals" published by U.S. News & World Report, both Northwestern Memorial andNorthwestern Medicine Lake Forest hospitals earned recognition in Illinois and the Chicago metro area, with Northwestern ranked No. 1 in both areas and named to the prestigious honor roll of the nation's top hospitals. Northwestern Memorial ranks 12th among 18 hospitals to make U.S. News' 2012 Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is a prestigious citation given only to a handful of hospitals in the country each year.
In fiscal year 2010, 12 of Northwestern Memorial’s medical specialties were ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospital issue. Also in fiscal year 2010, the hospital earned a place on Hospitals & Health Networks magazine’s list of America's "100 Most Wired" hospitals and health systems for state-of-the-art technology supporting patient care. Northwestern Memorial has also been named for the past 10 years on Working Mother magazine’s list of "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" and for 15 years running, Chicago consumers have named Northwestern Memorial their "most preferred" hospital according to a survey conducted by the National Research Corporation (NRC). Also in that survey, for the sixth consecutive year, the hospital was the sole winner of the “Consumer Choice” award for having the best doctors, best nurses, best overall quality and best image and reputation. Northwestern Memorial has earned Magnet recognition, the gold standard for nursing excellence, and was included in 2009 on The Leapfrog Group’s “Top Hospitals” list for quality and safety of care practices. Northwestern Memorial is the corporate parent of Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Insurance Company and Northwestern HealthCare Corporation.
Northwestern Medical Group
One of Chicago's largest medical practices, Northwestern Medical Group is a primary and multispecialty group of employed physicians with more than 1,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals with expertise in roughly 40 medical specialties and subspecialties. As faculty with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, physicians contribute to research and education as well as providing clinical care.
Northwestern Memorial Insurance Company
Northwestern Memorial Insurance Company is an integral part of Northwestern Memorial’s risk financing structure. It facilitates the provision of professional and general liability coverage to the hospital and its subsidiary and affiliated organizations, as well as professional liability coverage to Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, a multi-specialty physician group committed to providing quality care to patients as part of the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial. The physicians also are members of the faculty at the Feinberg School, where most are actively involved in research projects.
Northwestern HealthCare Corporation
Northwestern HealthCare Corporation contracts with managed care payors on behalf of the hospital’s medical staff, who are Northwestern HealthCare Corporation members, and coordinates efforts to ensure the highest quality clinical care and physician service. During fiscal year 2008, its 18 payor agreements provided 4 million Chicago-area residents with access to physicians on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial.
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Northwestern Memorial Foundation provides philanthropic support for Northwestern Memorial through fundraising and grant-making. During fiscal year 2008, the foundation raised $29.5 million and made grants of $38.4 million to hospital programs, research, education and community services. Grants made to community partners including Near North Health Service Corporation, Erie Family Health Center and the James and Catherine Denny Primary Care and Preventive Medicine Center at the Lawson House YMCA continue to improve access to quality healthcare in medically underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is a 201-bed community hospital with 700 physicians board-certified in 90 medical specialties, conveniently located in offices throughout Lake County. The hospital has been named the “Consumer Choice” Hospital for Lake and Kenosha counties according to a survey by National Research Corporation for eight years in a row for best doctors, best quality, best overall image and reputation and most preferred for all health needs.
Clinical services are delivered at the hospital’s Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses, and at facilities in Glenview, Gurnee-Brookside, Gurnee-Tower Court, Libertyville, Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills. At the main hospital in Lake Forest, exemplary care is provided in Cain Family Emergency Services, the Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health, the Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, the Waud Family Maternity Services and the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine.