Major Medical Centers
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is comprised of a 495-bed hospital, an outpatient facility, specialty clinics and seven health science colleges including the College of Medicine. UI Health continues to advance medicine at the highest levels – from nationally recognized programs in liver and kidney transplant as well as the treatment of brain aneurysms, to national centers for autism, sickle cell disease and pancreatic islet cell transplantation for the treatment of diabetes, to the management of high-risk pregnancies and the new Children’s Hospital University of Illinois.
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital) opened its doors to the public in December 2002. The hospital provides a full range of inpatient services for adult and pediatric patients in a variety of medical specialties, including services for chronic disease, burns, a level-1 trauma center, and emergency services. As one of the most significant county public works projects to date, Stroger Hospital has roughly 464 beds, 1.2 million square feet of new construction, and approximately 59,000 square feet of renovation, serving all residents of Cook County.
Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. In 2012, Rush opened the 376-bed Tower Hospital Building, which earned LEED Gold certification, making it the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush’s renovation also includes Rush’s Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campus-wide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety.
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center consists of a 200-bed acute care facility and four community based outpatient clinics. Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 58,000 enrolled veterans who reside in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and in four counties in northwestern Indiana. In FY10, the medical center had more than 8,100 inpatient admissions and 560,000 outpatient visits. A budget of more than $355 million supports approximately 2,000 full-time equivalent staff, including 200 physicians and 450 nurses, with 500 volunteers providing service and care at Jesse Brown VAMC and CBOCs.