Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best Chicago area hospital?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best Chicago area hospital?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

What is the best Chicago area hospital?

“My greatest experience lies with Rush University. My doctors and the other staff were always kind, helpful, and welcoming (even after hours)!” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

“Mercy hospital and vitas hospice were amazing four years ago when I lost my dad.” — Charles W Johnson, The Vociferous Envoy

“Northwestern for cancer treatment. That’s where I go and it’s amazing. I also volunteer at Lurie Children’s, and it’s been a life changing experience. Everyone cares so deeply for patients and families, and the care there is top notch!!” — Morgan Katz, Musings of a Cancer Memoirist

“I will agree with Rush as mentioned by others; my mom received life-saving surgery from one of the doctors there during her cancer treatment. Additionally, I will have to nominate Lutheran General in Park Ridge, specifically because of my mom’s doctor (Dr. Jon Richards, who is a nationally renowned melanoma specialist) and because of the care my mom received from the oncology nurses there.” — Amy Litterski, Scribbling of Thoughts

“Mercy was good to my dad and my family before he passed in 2001. Missing him.” — The Urban Landlady

“The County (Stroger). Everybody and their mama in Chicago born in the 60’s and prior was born there. They’re famously known for being the best trauma hospital, and have the best doctors (whenever you’re seen!)” — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus

“Northwestern in Chicago, and Rush for Orthopedics.” — Bob Schneider, Politics Now

“When my daughter had surgery a few years ago, everyone was so nice and knowledgeable at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

“I can’t say enough about the care my son received recently at Stroger Cook County’s Trauma and Burn Unit. Through our experience we learned of a great organization that is doing what it can to help those whose lives are impacted by violence in our city. Check out Healing Hurt People and how it’s impacting the community.” — Angela Soriano, less than perfect

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