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Ranked #1 in Illinois for a Reason

Lurie Children's is staffed by the very best pediatric specialists who understand kids and will do whatever it takes to provide them with a healthier future.

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At Lurie Children's we understand that caring for kids takes more than medicine. From diagnosis through treatment, it requires compassion and understanding that kids do best when they get to be kids. With a team of world-renowned pediatric experts and kid-friendly care, there’s a reason we’re ranked the #1 children’s hospital in Illinois.

News & Stories

ER Visits Among Youth with Suicidal Thoughts Had Already Spiked in Fall 2019

In the fall of 2019 — before the onset of COVID-19 — emergency departments in Illinois experienced a spike in visits from youth ages 5 to 19 with suicidal thoughts or ideas.

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ER Visits Among Youth with Suicidal Thoughts Had Already Spiked in Fall 2019

In the fall of 2019 — before the onset of COVID-19 — emergency departments in Illinois experienced a spike in visits from youth ages 5 to 19 with suicidal thoughts or ideas.

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Orchestra Aficionado Zachary Overcomes Rare Disease Struggles Through Symphony

For seventeen-year-old Zachary, two things have been constants in his life from a young age: his undeniable passion for music and an unfortunate series of health challenges he’s had to overcome time and time again.

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What Parents Should Know about Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infects most children at least once before the age of two, and can sometimes be quite serious.

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When to Take Your Child to the Pediatrician, Immediate Care or ER

When a child is sick, especially in the late hours of the night, parents and caregivers must quickly make a choice: Where should they turn for medical care?

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Flu Season Safety Tips

Following the simple cold and flu season safety tips outlined here can go a long way toward keeping your children and family healthy this winter.

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One in Five Parents Report Children’s Mental Health is Impacted by Gun Violence Exposure

Exposure to gun violence is having a negative impact on the mental health of Chicago’s youth, according to the latest study by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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Seizure-free Stella Celebrates Life After Hemispherotomy Surgery

When Stella was seven months old, she developed infantile spasms, a type of seizure that happens in babies. Stella’s eyes would roll up and her arm would stiffen for a few seconds. The little girl began seeing specialists at Lurie Children's Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy program, where she was ultimately referred for a brain surgery that would change her life. Read more about her story.

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Innovating Through Pediatric Research

Research at Lurie Children's is conducted through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. Our goal is to generate new knowledge and translate advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect children’s health. Research studies are led by over 750 researchers and are organized into four scientific pillars: Basic and Preclinical Science; Clinical and Community Trials; Community, Population Health, and Outcomes; and Quantitative Science.

Join Us in Creating a Healthier Future for Every Child

As a non-profit medical center, Lurie Children’s relies on an engaged and supportive community to elevate the standard of medical care for more children, create innovative programs, accelerate cutting edge research discoveries and work with community partners to make Chicago’s neighborhoods safer for children.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for a number of awards, accolades and achievements.

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