About NCH

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About NCH

Committed to Excellence.
Dedicated to Creating a Healthier Community.

When you need high quality healthcare close to home, Northwest Community Healthcare is here for you. NCH offers nationally recognized physicians, advanced technology, and inpatient and outpatient services for a full range of medical specialties.

We're an award-winning hospital offering a complete system of care and we're honored to be recognized by top organizations, including the American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, College of American Pathologists and many others. 

We opened our doors on December 2, 1959– thanks to a multi-year effort led by a group of visionary civic and business leaders who saw the need for quality, community-focused healthcare in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Today, we remain community focused – focused on your needs – the excellence and the convenience you look for, and the compassion that makes it clear: At NCH, you’re more than treated. You’re cared for.

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Community Services

Community Services

Outreach programs to support health and well-being in partnership with community leaders. Access for those with limited resources. Information on how to volunteer at NCH.

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High-Quality Care

High-Quality Care

Focused on patient safety, quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. Learn about our innovative technologies, excellent nurses, research and clinical trials.

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Media Center,
Publications & Policies

Browse press releases and blog articles. Contact the NCH Communications Department. Arrange interviews. Get answers.

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NCH Levels of Care

NCH Levels of Care

Learn where to go, and when. We offer many ways to get the care you need, from our patient clinic and NCH Medical Group to our Immediate Care Centers and Emergency Care.

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NCH Foundation

NCH Foundation

Established in 1981 to serve as the fundraising arm of the hospital. To help us continue providing you and your community with a wide range of exceptional medical and social services.

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Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Real patients, who have traveled the path you or a loved one is traveling now. Living examples of hope. Endurance. Medical breakthroughs. And the promise of healing and new life. These are their stories.

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NCH Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

We exist to improve the health of the communities we serve and to meet individuals’ healthcare needs.

Our Vision

Northwest Community Healthcare will be an Integrated System of Care that delivers innovative, exceptional and coordinated care while creating value for the communities and populations we serve.

Our Cultural Values

Compassion - We genuinely care about the well-being of people.
Commitment - We are committed to those we serve and their individual needs are at the center of all decisions.
Excellence - We are committed to exemplary service, clinical practice, quality and safety.
Integrity - We are good stewards in doing the right things in the right ways.
Collaboration - We leverage teamwork and partnerships to deliver optimal outcomes; treating everyone with dignity and respect.
Advancing Knowledge - We are dedicated to professional development and the process of applying and sharing knowledge.


Get to know us.

Over the years, we have continued to grow to meet your changing needs. Today, we’re a world-class healthcare provider – combining compassionate care with a healing environment and state-of-the-art facilities.  

Annually, we treat an average of 24,000 inpatients and conduct:

  • 350,000 outpatient visits, including visits to the hospital Emergency Department and Immediate Care Centers
  • 37,000 home care visits
  • 2,800 newborn deliveries
  • Approximately 16,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical cases, ranging from open heart surgery and joint replacement to neurosurgery and minimally invasive procedures

Team NCH:

  • Over 1,000 physicians with offices throughout the northwest suburbs
  • NCH Medical Group, an employed physician group focusing on primary and specialty care
  • 3,800 employees including nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support personnel. Meet our leadership team.
  • Approximately 800 volunteers providing more than 100,000 hours of service annually
  • We are governed by the NCH Board of Directors, a volunteer board comprised of community members and business leaders.
  • The NCH Foundation provides charitable opportunities for individuals, groups and corporations to invest in the future of NCH and its mission.

Committed to our Community

NCH is committed to the people, associations and organizations that make up our surrounding communities. We are a proud member of: