Our Partnerships & Affiliations

Almost Home Kids

Almost Home Kids (AHK) cares for children with complicated health needs by providing short-term transitional care in a home-like setting, family training and respite care. With locations in Naperville and at Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s, AHK is staffed with medical professionals and volunteers to make sure every child and their families are prepared for the return home.

Our affiliation allows for more coordinated treatment across the care continuum, helping our patients and their families transition back to everyday life safely.

AHK offers transportation, transitional care and respite programs for Lurie Children’s patients. Learn more about AHK.

Partnership for a Healthier America

As part of the hospital’s dedication to wellness for patients, families and staff, Lurie Children’s has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), with a commitment to provide healthier patient meals, as well as more food and beverage options in the cafeteria that meet specific nutritional standards. 

PHA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. PHA was founded in 2010 in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! campaign. 

The hospital’s cafeteria will display health-promoting food choices more prominently, include nutrition labeling, sell more fruits and vegetables, and eventually replace deep fried foods with healthier baked options.

Lurie Children’s is one of 157 hospitals to join PHA. PHA will monitor and publicly report on the progress made by hospitals that have made this voluntary commitment.

Our Campus Partners

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

A partner in providing superior patient care, our relationship with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab​ (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) improves the transition for our pediatric patients with chronic conditions into adult care. Learn more about the AbilityLab.

Northwestern M​emorial Hospital

As one of the country's premier academic medical center hospitals, Northwestern Memorial Hospital serves as the primary teaching hospital for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Their medical staff is comprised of more than 1,600 affiliated physicians who also serve as faculty members of the Feinberg School. Learn more about Northwestern Memorial.

Prentice W​omen’s Hospital

With two bridges connecting Prentice Women's Hospital and Lurie Children’s, transportation for critically ill newborns from the state’s largest birthing center couldn’t be faster. As part of Northwestern Memorial, Prentice Women's provides the highest quality of comprehensive medical care to meet the unique needs of women. Learn more about Prentice.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ranked 18th by U.S.News & World Report as a top research-oriented medical school, 11th in women’s health and 14th in pediatrics, Lurie Children’s is the pediatric teaching hospital for the Feinberg School. This partnership allows Lurie Children’s to recruit some of the top pediatric specialists to Chicago, and it encourages child and adult health researchers to work closer together. Learn more about the Feinberg School.​