Northwestern Memorial Hospital

251 E Huron St, Chicago IL, 60611

(312) 702-0628

79% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has achieved 9 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 8 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Our Clinical Quality

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 589 hospital cases and a national average of 203 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 633 hospital cases and a national average of 395 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

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

Mortality Based Rating on 168 cases.

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As Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 326 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 307 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1401 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 845 cases.

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Better Than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 61 hospital cases and a national average of 95 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 174 hospital cases and a national average of 162 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 108 cases.

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As Expected
Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 159 cases.

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Worse Than Expected
Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 124 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 779 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 448 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 350 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 305 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 502 cases.

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As Expected
Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 89 cases.

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As Expected
Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 156 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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National Average
Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 130 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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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
Risk
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 373 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 594 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
Hospital
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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 305 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 653 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 1072 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 290 hospital cases and a national average of 89 cases.

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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 53 hospital cases and a national average of 65 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 497 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 687 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 265 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 360 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 91 hospital cases and a national average of 74 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 131 hospital cases and a national average of 138 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 82 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Data Source

Our 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).

79% 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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Our 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