Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

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The current Mercy Hospital, located on 2525 S. Michigan Avenue

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center is a 292-bed general medical and surgical Catholic teaching hospital in Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois. It was built in 1852.

The hospital was the first chartered hospital in Chicago. In 1859, Mercy Hospital became the first Catholic hospital to affiliate with a medical school—Lind Medical School—and the first to require a graded curriculum.

Mercy also is the hospital used by the Daley family: all of their children were born there. Mercy sold a plot of land to the north of their hospital for 60 million dollars in 2008. It is also the main women's cancer center in Illinois.

It accepted patients from Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and absorbed the ambulance routes when the hospital closed in 2008.[1] In 2012, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center was ranked #35 for all hospitals in the State of Illinois and #27 in the Chicago metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report.[2]

On November 19, 2018, multiple people were shot near the hospital.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Acute Care Hospitals". Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  2. "Mercy Hospital and Medical Center Overview". U.S. News & World Report. 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. "Chicago's Mercy Hospital secured after shooting injures officer, multiple victims reported". CNN. November 19, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.