For more than 140 years, Northwestern Memorial Hospital 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. More
We believe everyone should have access to quality medical care. If you are uninsured, underinsured, or if you anticipate a large self-pay responsibility, Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers a variety of financial assistance programs to assist you in resolving your financial obligations. More
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the county’s leading academic medical centers where the patient comes first. We know that in order to provide exceptional care we must be committed to our entire community. NMH and our predecessor institutions have been proud members of our community for nearly 145 years. NMH continues the tradition of commitment to the community through the Office of External Affairs. External Affairs is a collaborative group working within the community to ensure that the needs of NMH’s patients, staff, volunteers and neighbors are understood and served. We build relationships with community members, community leaders, elected officials, neighbors and employees through a wide variety of services and activities.
The Office of External Affairs is responsible for three key areas:
Government Relations works with policy makers, community leaders, healthcare providers and trade industry associates. Through these relationships, Government Relations will advocate for public policies, legislations, regulations, programs and funding that will support Northwestern Memorial Healthcare’s role as an academic medical center where patients come first.
Community Relations is responsible for coordinating the hospital’s engagement in the community and communicating hospital activities in the immediate area. Visit our Community Relations page to get the latest news and updates about our community.
Northwestern Memorial collaborates with Federally Qualified Health Centers and other community partners to provide care in medically underserved areas. Together with these community health partners, Northwestern Memorial has established new community health programs to deliver a broad range of services that meet the complex needs of our patients and community members. Fore more information on our programs and services, please visit the community programs page.