Facts & Figures

Lurie Children's works to provide the best possible care for patients and their families. The data below provides a deeper insight into our mission and our superior care.

Our Patients

  • More than 220,000 children receive the highest-quality medical care at Lurie Children’s each year.
  • Lurie Children’s treats more children insured by Medicaid than any other hospital in Illinois.
  • In FY19, Lurie Children’s served children from 48 states and 49 countries.

Our Medical Staff

  • We are the largest pediatric provider in the region. Our medical staff includes more than 1,800 physicians and allied health professionals in 70 pediatric specialties.
  • We were the first children’s hospital in the country, and the first hospital in Illinois, to earn the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence.
  • Lurie Children’s continues to be the top ranked childrens's hospital in Illinois and the only children's hospital in the state to rank in all 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Lurie Children’s was named a level I pediatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for the third time, becoming the first children’s hospital in Illinois to earn this status.
  • In 2018, Lurie Children's was named one of the country's 20 most innovative children's hospitals by Parents magazine

Our Facility

  • Lurie Children’s is partnering with the Center for Health Design to examine the impact of hospital design on stress levels of patients and their parents.
  • We have a sustainable facility that is twice the square footage of our old hospital, but energy costs have increased by only 20%.
  • According to FY18 data, 89.4% of families in surgical services would recommend our hospital. See more patient satisfaction scores
  • All 21 operating rooms are equipped for minimally invasive surgery.

Government & Advocacy

Despite severe government funding challenges, in FY18 we invested approximately $164.2 million in community benefit programs. These included:
  • $113.3 million in losses due to Medicaid reimbursement below cost of services and other uncompensated costs
  • $22.4 million for resident and fellow training
  • $8.7 million for language assistance services, pastoral care, social work, art and music therapies, hospital volunteer services, transplant patient family housing and other family support services
  • $11.6 million in research funding
  • $3.3 million in community clinic support
  • $4.9 million in child advocacy programs

Our Foundation

Philanthropic support is essential to Lurie Children’s in order to provide the highest quality, family–centered pediatric care and research for children. Lurie Children’s Foundation partners with individual, families, foundations and corporations to raise important funds to sustain and advance the programs, services, technology and recruitment needs of Lurie Children’s and help the hospital care for more than 200,000 children annually.​

Our Research

We conduct more pediatric research than any other hospital in the region. 

Our Volunteers

In calendar year 2018, nearly 1,300 volunteers gave more than 52,000 hours of their time for play activities, respite to parents and other services.