The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics is a patient-centered organization. Providing safe, high-quality and cost-effective care for our patients is our foremost responsibility. The care of our patients and their families will always be at the heart of our mission.
This is not a tagline. This is the commitment we have made to our patients. We care. We strive to make a difference. We work to be the best for our patients every day. This is personal because it is our mission to provide the best healthcare to every person that walks through our doors.
"UI Health cured my sickle cell disease and saved my life."
- Kamia, sickle cell patient
Kamia was going to the hospital every four weeks with pain crises caused by sickle cell disease. Then in 2013, she received a stem cell transplantation at UI Health that cured her sickle cell disease - and she hasn't been hospitalized since. "I still have to pinch myself and say, 'This is real.'"
"My doctor said I had the best transplant team in Chicago ... He was right."
- Dave, liver transplant recipient
Ashley gave her dad, Dave, the liver he needed to save his life. The Transplant Team at UI Health gave them the care that ensured they'd be celebrating their "transplant anniversary" for years to come.
"My advice? Don't wait until you have a stroke - have a plan now" -Jason, 2-time stroke survivor
Jason was a Division I basketball player before he had a stroke. When he had a second stroke, his roommate knew the signs and immediately called 911. Jason was taken to the Comprehensive Stroke Center at UI Health, where his stroke was treated before it could cause permanent damage. Today, he's back on the court.