Our residents rotate at four distinctive sites that make up our four-hospital consortium; University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), which provides one-third of all trauma care in the county and has been the site of many significant scientific contributions to clinical medicine and surgery, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, an integrated trauma site which is also the city’s flagship hospital for mental health with an entire wing in their ER devoted to mental health, OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center, a high acuity hospital and one of only a handful of centers in the nation to offer a state-of-the-art imaging system that combines two types of imaging technology, and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, a level 1 pediatric trauma center. Each hospital site houses an array of specialty and sub-specialties and serves a distinct patient population.
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health)
Our home base and primary academic site, UI Health, is everything you would expect from a quaternary care center. It comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 462-bed tertiary care hospital, 26 outpatient clinics, and 14 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers. It is a leader in transplant and sickle cell medicine and boasts a wealth of academically-active faculty with various knowledge niches.
The hospital carries a distinct mission: to advance healthcare to improve the health of our patients and communities, promote health equity and develop the next generations of healthcare leaders. With many resources dedicated to social work support and preventative medicine, it’s an excellent environment for learning to be an interdisciplinary-minded physician.
Acuity here is high due to the often impressive degree of baseline illness in the population that calls it home.
UI Health is located within the Illinois Medical District (IMD) on the University of Illinois Chicago’s “West Campus.” The area is home to several medical centers, research facilities, and clinics, including Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Mile Square Health Center.
Adjacent to Chicago’s historic Little Italy neighborhood and University Village, it is home to long-time Italian delis, fine dining, nightlife, parks, and recreation, it is also within walking distance of the West Loop and minutes away from the Loop proper.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
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 distinctive location in the heart of Boystown, the hospital serves a large volume of LGBTQ+ patients allowing for exposure to pathology unique to the LGBTQ+ 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.
Located in the heart of the Lakeview neighborhood on Chicago’s north side.
The CTA train (“L”) Brown, Purple, and Red lines and the CTA Halsted Bus #8 and Clark bus #22 have routes that stop near Illinois Masonic.
There are 3 garages, all of them requiring parking fees. There are 2 garages that are accessed off Wellington, both to the west of the main hospital. There is a third that is east of the main hospital, adjacent to the professional building at 3000 Halsted, and is best accessed off Halsted.
Neighborhood street parking is permit only and should be avoided.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a teaching, research, and tertiary care hospital, a Level I trauma center, and among the largest hospitals in the Chicago area. Founded in 1897, it has educated EM Residents for more than three decades. Their Children’s Hospital, staffed 24 hours a day by fellowship-trained Pediatric EM partners, is one of the most comprehensive pediatric care providers in the state and the only children’s hospital in Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs serving as a significant Midwest referral center for infants and children, especially for complex illnesses and chronic conditions.
LGH is situated in a diverse community with a density of patients with ischemic heart disease, non-penetrating trauma, and sepsis. It has received national recognition for both STEMI and CVA care.
The faculty of over 25 Board Certified Emergency Physicians are very stable and interested in helping young Emergency Physicians gain the skills to excel in their career.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is located in the Northern Chicago suburb of Park Ridge.
Free parking is available at Lutheran General Hospital for conferences and clinical shifts. Park in the garage at the Northwest corner of Dempster St. and Luther Lane across the street from the hospital (the Center for Advanced Care Parking Garage).
OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Hospital is a 298-bed health care facility located at is located at 2800 West 95th Street, Evergreen Park. On average, Little Company’s emergency department sees 150 to 160 patients per day.
The Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which recently celebrated its 50 years of academic partnership with the UIC College of Medicine, is a tertiary care facility with 175 beds and a modern ambulatory care center. Primary care services are divided into four practices and are based on the “continuity of care model”. The total number of visits in the Ambulatory Care Center is among the highest of all the VA facilities. Faculty hold academic appointments at the UIC, and many are involved in various research projects ranging from molecular biology to outcomes research. Jesse Brown VA is only an IM/EM rotation site.