Northwestern Memorial Hospital

251 E Huron St, Chicago IL, 60611

(312) 702-0628

80% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has achieved 5 quality award distinctions in the last 12 months.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for 1 Hospital Quality Award in the last 12 months

Clinical Quality Awards

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for 4 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 586 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 650 hospital cases and a national average of 411 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 161 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 358 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 320 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1420 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 837 cases.

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 59 hospital cases and a national average of 85 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 160 hospital cases and a national average of 157 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 115 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 148 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 136 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 1022 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 419 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 366 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 286 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 504 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 101 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 133 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 128 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 788 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 1129 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Urogynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 70 hospital cases and a national average of 76 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 9280 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 25941 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 393 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 649 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 308 hospital cases and a national average of 242 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 640 hospital cases and a national average of 215 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 970 hospital cases and a national average of 377 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 293 hospital cases and a national average of 88 cases.

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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 33 hospital cases and a national average of 61 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 474 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 671 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 215 hospital cases and a national average of 115 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 395 hospital cases and a national average of 196 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 89 hospital cases and a national average of 72 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 134 hospital cases and a national average of 137 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 70 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

80% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 5 safety indicators

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

Rated As Expected in 5 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

Rated Worse Than Expected in 3 safety indicators

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
6 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
Directions/Features of Surrounding Area

The main hospital is located at 251 east. Huron Street in downtown Chicago.

Parking

Patients and visitors can park at a discounted rate. The main parking structure is located at 222 E. Huron Street (Parking A). Located between Superior and Huron streets, the public garage is across from Feinberg and Galter Pavilions. Second-floor bridges connect the garage to both pavilions.

Patients can also park at 259 East Erie (Parking B) and 321 E. Ontario Street (Parking C and D) for the same discounted rate. There is a bridge connecting Parking B and C to the Feinberg Pavilion.
Parking B is located within the new facility at 259 East Erie Street.
Parking C and D are located between Erie and Ontario Streets, the public garage is located on the southeast corner across from the Feinberg Pavilion.

Visiting Hours

General visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  One adult visitor is allowed to stay overnight. Each room has a pull-out window seat that may be used as a bed.

Monday 9:00am-8:30pm

Tuesday 9:00am-8:30pm

Wednesday 9:00am-8:30pm

Thursday 9:00am-8:30pm

Friday 9:00am-8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am-8:30pm

Sunday 9:00am-8:30pm