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University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

In 1913, the faculty of Illinois’ then-independent College of Physicians and Surgeons joined together to purchase its outstanding stock and donate it to the University of Illinois. This benevolent gesture created the state’s first college of medicine. Since its establishment, the UIC College of Medicine and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) have been providing superior health care, innovative medical research and expertly trained physicians to the people of Illinois, the United States and the world.

The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System is committed to providing the highest quality care for all patients and to reducing health disparities.  UI Health is a leader in patient care, research and education, and serves as the primary teaching facility for the UIC College of Medicine.  The system includes seven health sciences colleges, a 495-bed tertiary care hospital, 22 outpatient clinics, and several federally qualified Mile Square Health Centers located throughout Chicago.

Their physicians’ breadth of expertise, coupled with the latest advances in technology, help provide an integrated continuum of care – from preventive medicine and routine check-ups to highly specialized surgeries and innovative treatments. Their teams collaborate with each other and with referring professionals to provide superior care to the people of Illinois and beyond.