Most people think of Chicago as the windy city. Though the winter months do bring plenty of snow, wind and frigid temperatures, Chicago transforms in the warm summer months. Believe it or not, Chicago visitors can actually enjoy the beach! The sandy shores of the Lake Michigan turn into a beach lover’s paradise in the warmer months and the shopping and restaurants along the Magnificent Mile fill with people enjoying the outdoors. Chicago, as the true city of the Midwest, is home to the second largest building in the United States as well as numerous other prominent architectural buildings, making its skyline one of the tallest, densest cityscapes in the country. And, as the third most populous city in the United States, Chicago’s mix of residents with ancestral roots from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and many other parts of the world, help make the city vibrant with culture. Visitors to Chicago can expect all the modern conveniences and attractions of any major metropolis in the U.S., including a world famous international airport and access to some of the world’s best healthcare and medical professionals.
Chicago’s long history in healthcare began in the mid 1800’s and has been growing rapidly ever since. Rush University Medical Center, one of the first Midwest Medical education schools, is a home for clinical research and acute and critical patient care. As a leader in innovation, Rush Medical Center is incorporating a new concept called “interventional platform” which focuses on treating complex medical cases with a highly coordinated team of medical specialists using advanced technologies and treatments. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, ranking as Number 1 in both the city of Chicago and state of Illinois, according to U.S. News and world Report 2015-16, is a leader in multiple specialties including Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Oncology, Neurology and Cardiology. With almost 2,000 affiliated physicians, this hospital has 19 specialized centers such as the Acute Spinal Cord Injury Center and Kotler Organ Transplantation Center.
With top of the line medical innovation and medical research, coupled with the benefits of a booming, culturally diverse city, Chicagoland is situated to be a hub for medical tourism for years to come. Patients from all over the world can expect to receive top quality care when visiting Chicago hospitals.