Medical Education & Training

Quality education is inseparable from quality patient care. Lurie Children's is the pediatric teaching hospital for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

 

A Message from Our President & CEO

Lurie Children’s is among the best training institutions for future leaders in the medical field. Tom Shanley, MD, President and CEO, knows this firsthand as a former Pediatric Critical Care Attending at Lurie Children’s.

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Who We Are

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A Look Inside Our Facility

Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design.

As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 136-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do

Lurie Children's is the tallest children's hospital in the world with 23 stories and 1.25 million square feet. With 312 beds, more than 220,00 children recieve the highest quality medical care each year at our facilities. 

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Our Campus, Our City

Lurie Children's is in the heart of Chicago, situated between the beaches and trails of Lake Michigan and the buzzing downtown of Michigan Avenue. Founded in 1882, Children’s Memorial Hospital relocated and became Lurie Children’s in 2012. Our beautiful new facility is in the center of the medical campus of Northwestern University, connected via bridges to both Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chicagoans pride ourselves on the friendliness of our people, the diversity of our city, and the strength of our communities. We hope that you can join us to experience the vibrancy of our home in Chicago.

Lurie Children's Important Facts

Lurie Children’s mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of children through patient care, research, education and advocacy. Support from donors, government and community leaders, businesses and child advocacy partners
is essential to our mission.

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Financial/Insurance Payor Demographics at Lurie Children’s*

*Data from FY 2019 and FY 2020. Data is from all Emergency Department, Observations, and Inpatient Admissions.

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Race/Ethnicity of Lurie Children’s Patient Population**

** Data dependent on patient/family personal disclosure. Race is not always asked at patient intake. Data is from FY 2019 and FY 2020. Data is from all Emergency Department, Observations, and Inpatient Admissions.

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Diversity & Inclusion

There can be no healthier future as long as there is racism that contributes to disparate health outcomes in our community and in our country. We are committed to combatting racism and promoting inclusion so that all members of the Lurie Children’s community feel valued, heard and safe and that every child can realize the promise of a healthier future.

A Message from the Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics

“Since the start of my role as Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Pediatrics, we have seen multiple life changing events occur, including the  COVID-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd. Lurie Children’s is dedicated to becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We serve children from all walks of life, including different racial and ethnic backgrounds, from all over the world, so we need health care providers of the like. This institution is working actively to improve the care and experience of all children that we serve through anti-racist policies and education, such as implicit bias training." 

Valeria C. Cohran, MD, MS
Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics

Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

Research at Lurie Children’s is conducted through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. The institute is focused on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures through the relentless pursuit of knowledge. 

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Research Statistics

Advocacy

Advocacy is a core component of Lurie Children's mission. Prevention is the best medicine we can offer children. Community health promotion enhances children's environments in homes and in neighborhoods to keep them safe and strong. Public policy improves the quality of life for all children in Illinois. Supporting medical leadership and training in child advocacy strengthens child health outcomes in homes and communities.

Global Health

Pediatricians increasingly must care for children whose medical conditions have a global context, related to demographics and immigration, sociopolitical events, and both established and emerging communicable diseases.

Life at Lurie Children's

In the below videos, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Division Head, Terri Laguna, MD, MSCS and our patients share their experinces at Lurie Children's. 

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