Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 269-bed acute, short-term comprehensive care facility serving the south side of Chicago. Jackson Park Hospital's service to the community goes back as far as World War I when it provided care to returning wounded veterans. The hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and ancillary services with a commitment to medical education at all levels. The hospital offers full medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric, and medical stabilization (detox) services as well as medical sub-specialties including cardiology, pulmonary, gastrointestinal disease, renal, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology, infectious disease, HIV, hematology/oncology and geriatrics. Quality ambulatory care is provided through the family medicine center, senior health center and Korshak center (sub-specialty clinics, including an HIV clinic), conveniently located within the same premises.
The emergency department projects approximately 25,000 patient visits annually with full-time attending physician coverage, nurse practitioners, resident physicians and medical students.
The hospital also provides medical education and training through its family medicine residency program and several affiliated medical schools.
The hospital serves a very high indigent population. Approximately 80 percent of the hospital's patients are covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Since 1959, Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center has invested more than $32M in expansion and renovation to provide services that were previously unavailable in the community it serves and yet constantly strives to better serve the growing needs of the community.