Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (IMMC) is a 408-bed hospital located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. It is a Level I trauma center, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics, the highest designations awarded by the state of Illinois.
The 45,000 patient visit Emergency Department provides comprehensive inner-city ED care and EMS leadership to the City of Chicago, serving as one of the city’s four base stations, it is a lead disaster hospital. With its unique location in the heart of Boystown, the hospital serves a large volume of LGBT patients. The diverse patient population allows for exposure to pathology unique to Chicago’s LGBT community. The Hospital takes pride in dedicating itself to this vulnerable population. IMMC was the first hospital in Chicago to create a dedicated HIV/AIDS unit during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in the 1990s. Our emergency department psychiatric unit is staffed 24 hours by crisis workers, patients with psychiatric complaints are seen immediately and triaged quickly and efficiently by our social workers and counselors.