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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:
We earned our 14th 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.
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.
Our adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis programs are accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which performs yearly reviews to ensure the best care.
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.
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.
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.
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:
We were named a Top Hospital in the teaching category for the second year in a row by Leapfrog.
We received the prestigious 2018 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.
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.
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.
The University of Chicago Medicine is proud to have been affiliated with 12 winners of this prestigious award.
Eighty-two physicians from UChicago Medicine were selected to be part of Chicago Magazine’s 2019 Top Doctors.
Thirteen of our cardiologists are recognized in Chicago Magazine’s 2018 Top Cardiologists.
We are advancing the forefront of health every day by bringing research to reality and advanced care closer to our patients. Welcome to the forefront.
UChicago Medicine is continually recognized as a leader in medicine — both in patient care and research.
UChicago Medicine is committed to improving health and wellness in the 12 ZIP codes where our neighbors live, work, learn and play. Through valued partnerships, UChicago Medicine leverages the strengths and talents of existing community relationships to address chronic conditions and other complex health needs on Chicago's historic South Side.
UChicago Medicine is one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions. We have been at the forefront of medical care since 1927, when we first opened to patients.
At UChicago Medicine, providing highly effective, safe patient care is central to everything we do. Here, teams of experts work together to ensure we follow the highest standards for quality care — from preventing infections and continuously improving surgical care to achieving high success rates and patient volumes for even the most complex procedures.
UChicago Medicine is home to physicians who are pioneers in their fields, bringing research to reality and making the extraordinary possible. From breakthroughs in immunotherapy to game-changing orthopaedics, we bring you the most advanced health care treatments.