2014 Accolades and Accreditations

  • "America's Best Hospitals" Ranked nationally in 13 adult specialties. No. 1 in Illinois and in the Chicago metro area.
  • Working Mother 100 Best ‘Hall of Fame’15th consecutive year
  • Top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives – 6th consecutive year; 2nd year including NMLFH
  • 2013 Leader in LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index– 3rd consecutive year; 2nd year including NMLFH (embargoed until Oct 22, 2014)
  • 2014 Alliance for Work-Life Progress - Seal of Distinction For Leadership in Workplace Strategy – 2nd consecutive year
  • Becker’s ‘150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare’ - NEW
  • Chicago Scholars ‘Diversity Talent Pipeline Award’ - NEW

2013 Accolades and Accreditations

  • "America's Best Hospitals" Ranked as the No. 6 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2013-14 with 14 specialties nationally ranked. No. 1 in Illinois and the Chicago metro area.
  • Magnet Recognition Earned Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence and quality care.
  • Leader in Patient Safety Received a Hospital Safety Score of “A” from the Leapfrog Group in 2013.
  • Best Practices Recipient of the 2012 Best Practices in Hospital Website Transparency Award.
  • NRC Consumer Choice Award Earned the National Research Corporation "Consumer Choice Award" for the Chicago market for the 15th consecutive year in 2013 along with recognition as Chicago area's "most preferred" hospital.
  • Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality Named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Quality Index report compiled by the Human Rights Campaign in 2013.
  • "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" Named to Working Mother magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2013.
  • Top 10 Nonprofit for Executive Women Named among the top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives in 2013.
  • Recognized in 2013 for providing stroke treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines by the American Heart Association.

2012 Accolades and Accreditations

  • “America’s Best Hospitals” We continue to be ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Chicago Metro area, No. 1 in Illinois, and made the Honor Roll (No. 12) and continue to be ranked nationally in 13 medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Read more
  • "Top Hospital" Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital have been selected as Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, which provides the only national, public comparison of hospitals across safety, quality and efficiency dimensions. Read more
  • Honorable Mention Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum (CHEF) gave us an honorable mention for community contributions by Daniel Derman, MD, and Posh Charles. Read more
  • Leader in Patient Safety In its first-ever Hospital Safety Score, The Leapfrog Group named Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital among the safest hospitals. Read more
  • Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality We are named one of only three hospitals in Illinois as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Quality Index report. Read more
  • Top 10 Nonprofit for Executive Women The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named us among their top 10 Nonprofits for the third consecutive year. Read more
  • "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers"  Named by Working Mother magazine's list for its 13th consecutive year. Read more
  • NRC Consumer Choice Award Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital received the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award for the Chicago, Lake County/Kenosha County markets. Read more

2011 Accolades and Accreditations

  • “America’s Best Hospitals” We continue to be ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Chicago Metro area and we are ranked nationally in 13 medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report.  Read more
  • Magnet Recognition Redesignated with Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence and quality of care. First achieved Magnet in 2006. Read more
  • University HealthSystem Consortium Ranked No. 3 in the University HealthSystem Consortium 2011 Quality and Accountability rankings of academic medical centers. Read more
  • “100 Top Hospitals” Recognized as one of the nation’s “Top Hospitals” for 2011 by Thomson Reuters, an annual study that examines the overall performance of more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide. Read more
  • National Quality Health Care Award Sole recipient of the prestigious National Quality Award, presented by the National Committee for Quality Health Care.
  • “Consumer Choice” Winner for seven consecutive years of the “Consumer Choice” award from Chicago-area consumers in market research. Named “most preferred” Chicago-area hospital for 13 consecutive years.
  • “Most Wired” Named 10 times to Hospital & Health Networks magazine’s list of the “100 Most Wired” hospitals and healthcare systems.
  • “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” Named to Working Mother magazine’s list for 12 consecutive years. Read more
  • Quest for Quality Award Ranked one of two national finalists in the American Hospital Association’s McKesson Quest for Quality award recognizing our commitment to providing exceptional and safe care. Read more

2010 Accolades and Accreditations

  • Northwestern Memorial Wins 2010 Mayor Daley Landscaping Award Northwestern Memorial has been awarded first place for commercial landscaping by Mayor Daley's Landscape  Program. Mayor Daley extends this honor to corporate institutions who commit to developing and beautifying green space in the community.
  • Northwestern Memorial Wins Consumer Choice Award for 12th Consecutive Year Northwestern Memorial has won the National Research Corporation’s (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for the 12th consecutive year. - October  Read more
  • Chicago Cares Award Northwestern Memorial received the award for being the largest corporate participant during the Chicago Cares volunteer event. - September  Read more
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers Award For the 11th consecutive year, Northwestern Memorial earned a place on Working Mothers magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." - September Read more
  • CEO Leadership Circle of Excellence Award Dean M. Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, is one of four Chicago United members who received the 2010 CEO Leadership Circle of Excellence Award for extraordinary commitment to diversity and inclusion. - August
  • Twelve Northwestern Memorial Clinical Specialties Listed in U.S. News' 2010 Rankings - July Read more
  • Northwestern Memorial Named Among "100 Most Wired" Hospitals - July Read more
  • Northwestern Memorial Named One of the Nation's Top 100 Hospitals - March Read more
  • Northwestern Cancer Program Recognized for Outstanding Achievement - March Read more
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been named among the top 50 companies and 10 nonprofit organizations for executive women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) - March Read more
  • Northwestern Memorial Named Among Top Companies for Executive Women - March Read more