At the Forefront of Medicine

For more than 100 years, we’ve been recognized for our groundbreaking research, cutting-edge treatments and innovative care.

Our Accreditations

The Joint Commission

We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation's leading organization for accreditation and certification of health care organizations.

In addition to achieving this standard, UChicago Medicine has received special certifications from the Joint Commission for the following programs:

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center: We were the first Chicago hospital to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a level of certification reserved for institutions with specific abilities to receive and treat complex stroke cases.
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Certification: We received a Ventricular Assist Device Certification after undergoing a rigorous review process to ensure we provide high-quality, effective VAD care as an alternative to transplantation.

The Leapfrog Group

We earned our 24th consecutive ‘A’ in hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group; UChicago Medicine has earned sequential top marks since Leapfrog began producing its twice yearly survey in 2012.

Cellular Therapy Accreditation

UChicago Medicine was the first medical center in Illinois to be accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy for all adult and pediatric cellular therapy services, including autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant therapy, bone marrow and apheresis collection and processing services for the purposes of preparing cellular therapy products.

Accredited Cystic Fibrosis Centers

Our adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis programs are accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which performs yearly reviews to ensure the best care.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Accreditation

UChicago Medicine’s Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center was the first in Illinois to be recognized by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association for our dedication to making proper diagnoses and appropriately and comprehensively managing PAH patients.

Important Designations & Distinctions

National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers

With more than 200 of the brightest minds in cancer research, our Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois. Learn more about our cancer care and cancer research.

Geriatric Medicine and Training Center of Excellence

Because our geriatric medicine experts train our scientists and clinicians in the knowledge and skills needed to ensure quality health care for older adults, UChicago Medicine is a John A. Hartford Foundation-designated Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Distinction for Specialty Care

We're designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Specialty Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield for demonstrating expertise in delivering quality health care in the categories of:

LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

The University of Chicago Medicine was named an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) for the fifth year in a row for the academic medical center's inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

Top Teaching Hospital

We were named a Top Teaching Hospital for the sixth time by Leapfrog Group.

Excellence in Care

Magnet Recognition

We received the prestigious Magnet Recognition Program designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the highest standards of nursing excellence and professional performance in a variety of areas, including evidence-based practice and research, education, ethics, leadership and collaboration.

Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association

We received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment. We also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll award for meeting quality measures to reduce the time between a patient’s hospital arrival and treatment with tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity

2023 Tyson Award

The University of Chicago Medicine has been recognized as a 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity recipient by The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente. Our Systematic Treatment and Management of Postpartum Hypertension initiative earned the Tyson Award for eliminating a disparity between Black patients and white patients and improving medical care after delivery.

Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Center of Excellence

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) recognized UChicago Medicine as a center of excellence for adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), while our pediatric ECMO program received a Gold Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support.

QOPI® Certification for Top-Level Cancer Care

We received our third, three-year recertification from the QOPI® Certification Program, LLC. The QOPI® Certification Program seal designates practices that not only score above the threshold on key QOPI® quality measures, but meet chemotherapy safety standards established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Oncology Nursing Society.

Named to List of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care 

We were named to and The Leapfrog Group's "Best Hospitals for Maternity Care" list, published this fall. 

Outstanding Physicians & Researchers

Nobel Laureates

The University of Chicago Medicine is proud to have been affiliated with 12 winners of this prestigious award.

Top Doctors

Two hundred and three physicians from UChicago Medicine were selected to be part of Chicago Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors. 

2022-2023 Milestones

UChicago Medicine faculty advance the forefront of health every day by bringing research to reality and advanced care closer to our patients. Below is a selection of notable highlights from 2022-2023: