Our Commitment to Community
Northwestern Medicine's commitment to the health of our community continues to be an integral part of our mission. Read more about our longstanding commitment
For more than 140 years, Northwestern Medicine and its predecessor institutions, Passavant and Wesley Memorial hospitals, have served the people of Chicago. Our founder's commitment to provide medically-necessary healthcare to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, remains an integral part of our Patients First mission.
Every day, we dedicate ourselves to community service. Through a partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we are focused on:
We are committed to providing access to quality care that is safe, reliable and delivered in a welcoming environment—regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.
Medical Explorers participate in a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. This program include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on activities.
In addition, the program offers mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities.
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Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report
Lifesaving Care at No Cost
When Lidia Aparicio was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was unemployed and without insurance. Watch how Lidia benefited from Northwestern Memorial's Free and Discounted Care program.
See how a community service initiative for physicians is providing Hepatitis B screenings for patients in need and helping medical students learn outside the class.