Our residents are trained to become outstanding emergency medicine clinicians while caring for diverse patient populations at unique training sites throughout the Chicago area. Learn more about all of our training sites below.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is a nationally recognized academic medical center and a major Midwest referral center, with more than 1,900 physicians representing virtually every clinical specialty. Patient accommodations include 894 beds at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department cared for 82,481 patients in 2021.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) ranks 9th nationwide on the US News & World Report Best Hospitals 2022-2023 Honor Roll, with 10 of 16 specialties recognized for outstanding performance. For the 11th consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial was named the #1 hospital in Illinois and the Chicago Metro Region.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s patient-and community-driven mission has led to the development of partnerships and initiatives designed to have a measurable, positive impact on the health of medically underserved residents in our communities.
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare (NMHC) is a leading provider of charity care in Illinois. In 2020, NMHC provided $1.16 billion in community benefits including charity care, other unreimbursed care, unreimbursed cost of Medicaid and Medicare, research, education, and other community benefits to the residents of Chicago, its North and West suburbs, and Northern Illinois.
Prentice Women's Hospital
Prentice Women’s Hospital at NMH opened in October 2007, when it moved from its original facility to a new, 1-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to providing care for the unique needs of women through all stages of life. With 328 licensed beds, care at Prentice extends beyond obstetrics and gynecology to women’s heart health, neurology, bone care and mental health. In partnership with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the Women’s Health Research Institute at Prentice plays a critical role in research and health policy advocacy at institutional, state and federal levels.
Northwestern Emergency Medicine residents have two rotations at Prentice in their second year: obstetrics and gynecology and the neonatal ICU. Prentice facilitates 13,600 deliveries per year, making it the largest birthing center in Illinois. The Renee Schine Crown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can provide for an estimated 1,600 premature or seriously ill newborns, making it one of the largest NICUs in the country. Northwestern’s commitment to providing quality care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay extends to Prentice Women’s Hospital; annually, nearly 30 percent of infant care provided in the NICU is reimbursed by Medicaid or provided as free care.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
In June 2012, after 130 years in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Children’s Memorial Hospital moved to the Northwestern downtown campus and became the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (LCH). Though the name is new, the relationship between Children’s and the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine spans over 60 years. LCH is nationally ranked in 9 specialties according to the US News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2022-2023 Honor Roll.
In 2019, Lurie Children’s was awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). AAHRPP promotes high-quality, ethically sound research through an accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their research protection programs.
The LCH ED treated 59,060 patients in 2021. As a whole, the 288-bed hospital annually cares for children from every legislative district in Illinois, all 50 states, and over 30 countries. Patients come from far and wide to seek care at Lurie.
John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County
Our residents rotate in the Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit at the John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County once during their second year and again during their fourth year. The trauma unit/trauma ICU at Cook County was the first in the country and is one of the busiest in the U.S. The role of second-year residents on the rotation is that of a junior on the service; senior residents act as the team leader for the 24-hour call day. In this role, senior residents have the same responsibility as the senior residents on their call days: leading resuscitations and supervising all care within the unit. At Cook County, trauma patients are seen in a separate trauma unit, not in the regular ED. This patient care model is different than that of Northwestern Memorial, where trauma patients must be managed at the same time as all other patients on the trauma half of the main ED. This contrast in care models provides for outstanding, comprehensive trauma education for our residents.
All residents complete a one-month toxicology rotation at Cook County during their third year. Residents work with members of the Toxikon Consortium, a collaboration of healthcare providers from multiple academic institutions in Chicago who are dedicated to clinical care, training, education, and research related to poisoned patients. Residents divide their time during this rotation between the Illinois Poison Center, rounds with the Toxikon faculty and fellows, and didactic sessions.
Gary Methodist Hospital
Methodist Hospital - Northlake Campus is located 35 miles from downtown Chicago. The rotations at Methodist provide an opportunity to work in a busy, inner-city community with a large trauma population and high medical acuity. There are no other residents at the Northlake Campus, so our residents have the chance to work in a true “unopposed” community environment, one-on-one with the attending physician. The Northlake Campus Emergency Department treated 32,875 patients in 2021.
In 2017, Methodist Hospital became the first in Northwestern Indiana to earn the Level III trauma center designation by the American College of Surgeons. It is the first and only trauma center in Northwest Indiana. In 2018, the Northlake campus completed a $12.1 million renovation of the emergency room and intensive care unit with expanded patient rooms, updated monitoring systems, centralized workstations, and a fast-track area designed to treat fewer acuity patients at an increased rate.
Methodist Hospital plays a major role in addressing the health needs of underserved patients of Northwest Indiana. Historically, Methodist Hospitals provide nearly $87 million in unpaid Medicare, charity care, and community services each year.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
In 2018, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital opened its doors to a brand new state-of-the-art hospital. The hospital’s five interconnected pavilions provide an integrated foundation for inpatient and ambulatory care that includes 114 private inpatient rooms, 72 outpatient care spaces, 8 operating rooms, and 106 clinic examination rooms. In addition to a brand new hospital, Northwestern Lake Forest was named a Region X EMS System Resource Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital (NLFH) is a community hospital located in Lake Forest, IL, 32 miles from downtown Chicago. NLFH has been named by the Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for ten years in a row by the National Research Corporation.
NLFH is a Level II Trauma Center, accredited Chest pain Center, Primary Stroke Center, and an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics allowing a comprehensive community experience for residents. 20% of its patient volume consists of pediatric patients. The Lake Forest ED treated 39,622 patients in 2021.
Our residents spend one block each year at Lake Forest during their second, third, and fourth years. Residents are provided optional housing during the rotations as well as access to a workout facility and complimentary breakfast. Residents have the opportunity to work alongside many alumni of the NorthwesternEmergency Medicine Residency Program, as well as highly dedicated nursing and ancillary staff.