Northwestern Medicine is the shared strategic vision of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to transform the future of healthcare. Northwestern Medicine is comprised of award-winning hospitals, with access to more than 3,500 aligned physicians and treatment that is informed by the latest research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Feinberg School of Medicine received a total of $484.1 million in research awards in the 2017-2018 academic year, with more than 4,571 clinical trials and clinical research studies taking place at Feinberg and its affiliates in that time. Feinberg conducts basic and clinical research through seven basic science departments, twenty clinical departments, thirty centers and ten institutes.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an academic medical center hospital that is the primary teaching affiliate for the Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked 1st in the Chicago Metro Region and 1st in Illinois, as well as 13th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–19 Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, which ranks the hospital in 11 out of 16 clinical specialties, including cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; ear, nose & throat; gastroenterology & GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.