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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient’s dignity and individuality. To accomplish our mission, we call upon the skills and expertise of all who work together to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and further the knowledge of those dedicated to caring.

Our Vision

On a foundation of mutual respect, we will work together to build the University of Chicago Medicine into one of the finest organizations in the country as measured by the quality of patient care, the satisfaction of patients and their families, and the level of pride among everyone who works here.

Our Values

UChicago Medicine: Service

Participation: A sprit of teamwork and sharing

Respect: A consideration and appreciation for others

Integrity: Honesty in our words and actions

Diversity: Honoring the power of different backgrounds and perspectives

Excellence: A commitment to do our best at all times

UChicago: Day of Service

The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions, has been at the forefront of medical care since 1927, when it first opened to patients. Today, it comprises the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, a section committed to scientific discovery; and the University of Chicago Medical Center, consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Twelve Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine have been affiliated with the University of Chicago Medicine.


University of Chicago Medicine physicians are members of the University of Chicago Physicians Group, which includes about 900 physicians and covers the full array of medical and surgical specialties. Our physicians are faculty members of the Pritzker School of Medicine.


These organizations are headed by Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine, and executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago.

Primary Medical Facilities

  • The Center for Care and Discovery, a state-of-the-art hospital with a focus on cancer, digestive diseases, neurosciences, advanced surgery and high-tech medical imaging

  • Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital, dedicated to emergency medicine and burn care

  • Comer Children's Hospital, devoted to pediatric care

  • Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM), a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility with the full spectrum of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services

  • Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, which brings University of Chicago cancer expertise to a convenient community setting in Will County

  • Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park, a new, freestanding outpatient facility that features primary and specialty care, including an on-site lab, infusion suites, radiology and radiation oncology services

  • Center for Advanced Care at South Loop, a new outpatient facility that offers primary and specialty care services, from cardiology and gastroenterology, to orthopaedics and women's health

  • Our patient care system also includes physician offices in several Chicago locations, the suburbs and northwest Indiana, as well as partnerships with several hospitals including LaRabida Children's Hospital (staffed by University of Chicago pediatricians), Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, Edward-Elmhurst Health, Mercy Hospital, Weiss Memorial Hospital and others.

Notable Programs

The medical center offers the full range of specialty and primary care services for adults and children, including the following programs:

University of Chicago Medicine Fast Facts: As of June 30, 2016, unless otherwise noted

Licensed Beds


(includes Medical Center and Biological Sciences Division)


Attending Physicians


(includes RNs and LPNs from Medical Center and Biological Sciences Division)


Residents & Fellows


Outpatient Encounters
(includes clinic visits, procedures/surgeries, emergency room, and observation stays in acute care areas)


Hospital Patient Days


Emergency Room Visits
(59,295 adult and 31,441 pediatric)*


Hospital Admissions






Operating Revenue

$1.6 billion*

Community Benefits and Services
(includes Medicaid and Medicare losses, charity care, unrecoverable patient debt, medical education and research, contributions/donations and uncategorized benefits from data pre
pared for the state and IRS for fiscal 2015)

$312 million*

Uncompensated Care
(Includes Medicare and Medicaid program losses, charity care, unrecoverable patient debt)

$195.8 million*

Affiliated Nobel Prize Winners


NIH Funding

$128.6 million

* Preliminary figures. 

Primary Research Facilities

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