During training, each resident will have the opportunity to care for neurosurgical patients in a variety of hospital settings affording the trainee a exposure to both private practice and academic neurosurgery. The following is a brief description of the hospitals at which training takes place.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers with the Neurology and Neurosurgery programs being ranked #11 nationally in the 2012-2013 U.S. World and News Report. As a tertiary referral center, it offers cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic modalities including medical imaging, laser technology, minimally invasive surgery, organ/stem cell transplantation, and biologics. The physicians hold faculty appointments at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is Chicago's only academic medical center participating in city and state Level I trauma networks and serving as a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Northwestern Memorial’s partnership with Erie Family Health Center, Winfield Moody Family Health Center, and the Lawson House YMCA provides healthcare access to communities in need.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a two million square-foot healthcare facility anchored by the The 17-story Feinberg Inpatient Pavilion and the 22-story Galter Outpatient Pavilion. Feinberg Pavilion houses nearly 500 inpatient private rooms, including nearly 100 private intensive care rooms. The Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit consists of a 24-bed unit with a 10-bed Neurosurgical Step Down Unit.
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago located on the downtown campus is Illinois' only freestanding pediatric hospital. The new facility, which opened in June 2012, offers the newest technologies and provides child-focused experiences. With 1,100 pediatric specialists focusing on 70 specialties in multiple locations, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is the largest provider of pediatric care in the Chicagoland area. The 270 bed facility is also consistently ranked as Illinois' top pediatric hospital and one of the nation's best by U.S News & World Report. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago is also home to Children's Hospital of Chicago Research Center, one of the nation's premier centers for pediatric research.
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital) is the flagship of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Established in 1865, the 464 bed hospital offers dedicated units for obstetrics, pediatrics, intensive care, neonates, and burns. The Level 1 Trauma Center is one of the most respected in the nation. In the proud tradition of its predecessor, Cook County Hospital, it remains at the forefront of new therapies and innovations in healthcare while providing quality healthcare for all patients. Recognized as a leading teaching institution, the Stroger Hospital residency training and education program has more than 400 medical residents and fellows.