Leading the Way, Keeping Patients First

Founded in 1852, Mercy holds the privilege of being Chicago’s first chartered teaching hospital. Since its founding, Mercy has become an integral part of the city, advancing our mission of providing access to compassionate care to our communities. Today, patients find care that combines world-class medicine with compassion, convenience and an undeniable spirit that sets it apart from other city hospitals. Here are just a few ways our experts and nationally ranked programs are leading the way in healthcare:

  • pioneering the treatment of heart and vascular disease, providing the most progressive care.
  • offering sophisticated and advanced minimally invasive surgical options of the future, including robotic assisted, 3D, and scarless surgery.
  • providing comprehensive, academic-level cancer treatment in an accessible, community based setting.
  • offering a new, first of its kind, innovative care pathway for the relief of back pain, providing access to a spine specialist within 48 hours .

Mercy is a people centered environment—which means you are at the center of everything we do, and every decision we make. At Mercy, patients are first, and we are transforming the delivery of healthcare to Chicago and across the nation, helping our communities live well. Every day, we are hard at work finding ways to enrich the patient experience—in service and treatment options.

More than a Hospital

Mercy is more than a hospital. We are your partner for health, helping you live well by bringing the best in healthcare to your door. Our services and locations are conveniently located throughout the diverse communities of Chicago. We offer treatment, education and support, striving to empower our communities to take charge of their health and make the appropriate lifestyle and behavioral changes necessary to live well.

A Teaching Environment, with Academic Affiliations

As a teaching hospital, Mercy patients have access to physicians 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Patients benefit from the collaborative team approach and critical thinking skills fostered by a teaching environment. Working together, our team of experts offers patients the most advanced treatment and care in a comforting, healing environment helping them live longer, healthier lives. Mercy enjoys affiliations with some of the major academic programs and centers in Chicago, including University of Illinois, University of Chicago, and our sister Trinity Health facility Loyola University Medical Center.