Why Choose UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital 

The University of Chicago Medicine has provided comprehensive, innovative medical care to children since opening its first pediatric facility in 1930. Today, UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, a 172-bed acute care hospital that opened in 2005, continues to unite advanced technology with a family-centered, kid-friendly philosophy to provide advanced specialty care for all children.

Physicians at Comer Children's see children with medical conditions ranging from common to the most complex. And our renowned pediatricians are setting national standards of care. Comer Children’s annually admits about 5,000 patients from the Chicago area, the Midwest and around the world. Each year, Comer Children's outpatient clinics accommodate nearly 37,000 general pediatric and specialty visits. More than half of these visits are to one of Comer Children’s many locations outside of Hyde Park. Additionally, more than 30,000 visits are made to the pediatric emergency room each year.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This 30-bed facility is fully equipped to treat children with:

  • Complex medical problems
  • Conditions requiring major surgery, including cardiac, transplant, and neurosurgery
  • Multiple traumas

In addition, the designated tertiary care (Level III) beds in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the convalescent (Level II) beds in our Transitional Care Unit provide premature and critically ill infants with the most advanced medical care and life support systems.

Comer Children's has a strong commitment to our community and sponsors a number of programs and services that extend outside our walls: