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About NCH

When you need quality healthcare close to home, Northwest Community Hospital is here for you. NCH is an award-winning hospital, with nationally recognized physicians, state-of-the-art technology, and inpatient and outpatient services in a full range of medical specialties.

We opened our doors December 2, 1959—over 50 years ago—marking the culmination of a multi-year community effort led by a group of visionary civic and business leaders who perceived the need for quality, community-focused healthcare in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Over the years, we have continued to grow with you, to meet your changing needs. Today, we’re a 496-bed hospital and a world-class medical provider – combining compassionate care with a healing environment and state-of-the-art medical facilities including:

Annually, we care for:

  • 24,000 inpatients
  • 337,000 outpatient visits, including visits to the Hospital Emergency Room and Immediate Care Centers
  • 43,000 home care visits
  • 3,100 newborn deliveries
  • More than 18,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical cases, ranging from open heart surgery and joint replacement to neurosurgery and minimally invasive procedures

NCH staff consists of:

  • Over 1,000 physicians with offices throughout the northwest suburbs
  • NCH Medical Group, an employed physician group focusing on primary and specialty care
  • 4,000 employees including nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support personnel
  • Approximately 800 volunteers providing more than 100,000 hours of service annually


  • NCH is governed by the NCH Board of Directors, a volunteer board made up of community members and business leaders.
  • The NCH Foundation provides charitable opportunities for individuals, groups and corporations to invest in the future of the organization and its vital mission

We’re more than just a place to come to when you’re ill – we’re also a trusted resource to help keep you and your family in the best of health. Please explore our website and see all that Northwest Community has to offer – in sickness and in health.

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Last Updated 2012/10/22