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Fact Sheet: The University of Chicago Medicine

University of Chicago Medicine campus

The University of Chicago opened its first hospital in 1927. Now, the University of Chicago Medicine comprises the Medical Center, Pritzker School of Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division.

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 (scheduled to open December 2016)
  • Center for Advanced Care at South Loop (scheduled to open early 2017)
  • 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 DIvistion)


Attending Physicians


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


Residents & Fellows


Outpatient Encounters
(includes clinic visits, proedures/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 prepared 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