Northwestern Medicine International Health
About Northwestern Medicine ®
Chicago is home to one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals and top-ranked medical schools. Together, as Northwestern Medicine, our leading-edge treatments, breakthrough research and commitment to quality have established us as a destination of choice for patients throughout the world.
To support our global patients, Northwestern Medicine International Health helps coordinate an exceptional and compassionate healthcare experience to provide our patients and their traveling companions with culturally sensitive and comprehensive services from the initial consultation through treatment and recovery. We also assist with communication between your personal physician and the medical experts at Northwestern Medicine so your care is coordinated and you can focus on your health.
Our commitment to exceptional care and service combined with our outstanding academic reputation serve as the hallmarks of our status as a top-ranked healthcare destination.
Northwestern Medicine is the shared strategic vision of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to transform the future of healthcare and become one of the nation’s premier destinations for patient care. Each day, 26,500 clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a national reputation for excellence and long history of collaborative, interdisciplinary medical education and research. In 2015, it was ranked 19th among the nation’s top research-intensive schools of medicine by U.S. News & World Report, and in 2014, ranked 21st in National Institutes of Health funding. More than 3,400 faculty members teach, practice medicine, conduct research at the medical school, and its academic portfolio includes full-time MD, MD-PhD, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs, graduate medical education and continuing medical education. In affiliation with the member hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, the school offers 27 fully approved residency programs and dozens of advanced-level fellowships. Last year, Northwestern Medicine scientists received $443 million in funding for research awards.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an 894-bed academic medical center hospital that is the primary teaching affiliate for the Feinberg School of Medicine and has nearly 1,900 affiliated physicians representing virtually every medical specialty. The hospital is ranked No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois, as well as 10th in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals, which ranks the hospital in 12 out of 16 clinical specialties. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and innovative advancements in a variety of clinical areas including cardiovascular care; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants; orthopaedics; and women’s health at its Prentice Women’s Hospital.
A Healthcare leader, Recognized for Quality and Excellence
Among the nation’s best. Virtually every medical and surgical specialty is represented by physicians within Northwestern Medicine, with the majority carrying faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Serving the unique Needs of Patients from Around the World
Magnet. We have earned Magnet status, considered the gold standard for nursing excellence and quality care. Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital first achieved Magnet in 2006 and is among an elite group of American hospitals to be redesignated. Quality nursing is critical to a positive patient experience and is also a factor that influences top medical experts to join the medical staff.