Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

Hospital Information

  • Founded in 1852, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center enjoys the honor of being Chicago's first chartered hospital and the first hospital in Illinois
  • Mercy’s medical staff consists of more than 489 providers in 32 specialties who are recognized leaders in their field
  • Mercy has a long and proud tradition of teaching, and medical education remains central to their mission today. In 1859, Mercy became the first teaching hospital in the United States to use a graded curriculum
  • Mercy maintains affiliations with Chicago’s leading medical universities and offers two freestanding residency programs, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology, as well as affiliated residency programs in Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology and Podiatry
  • Two on-site clinics, the Doctors Office Center and the Mercy Family Health Center accommodate 65,000 patient visits per year in all major specialties and sub-specialties. There are an additional 100,000 patient visits in Mercy’s satellite clinics located throughout the Chicago area.
  • Located minutes from Chicago’s Loop, Mercy serves a diverse patient population, ranging from upscale urban redevelopment areas to established ethnic neighborhoods. Mercy’s population virtually mirrors that of Chicago, a city known for its ethnic and socioeconomic diversity
  • Founded with a mission of providing high-quality care in a culture of caring and compassion. Mercy strives to practice patient-centricmedicine

Emergency Department

  • State-of-the-art emergency center offers comprehensive emergency services in a private setting
  • 25 private treatment suites including a decontamination room, two nurses’ stations, spacious waiting areas, private triage areas, and a six-bay ambulance area with private entrance
  • Level II Trauma Center designation
  • USACS’s Physician First physician-in-triage program


Mercy is situated on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. It affords access to some of the country’s best shopping, dining and cultural options, professional sports, Lake Michigan, two major airports, and very desirable residential options with top-ranked schools.

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

 Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

2525 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616-2333

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