Northwestern Memorial Hospital ER Wait Times (Chicago, IL)

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Emergency Room Wait Times Statistics for Northwestern Memorial Hospital

This page is about waiting time at emergency room in Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Here you will see hospital contact information and some detailed ER statistics along with comparison to State and National level. This hospital is located at 251 E Huron St in Chicago, IL. It is a Voluntary non-profit – Private Acute Care Hospital. Hospital Emergency Room Volume is very high (Around 60,000+ yearly). Call (312) 926-2000 to get up-to-date information regarding contact details and your situation.

CALL 9-1-1 When you feel your situation needs emergency care.
General Information
Overall Rating:
Contact Details
Hospital Name Northwestern Memorial Hospital
City Chicago
County Cook
State Illinois
ZIP Code 60611
Bed Count
773
Address
251 E Huron St, IL 60611
Phone
(312) 926-2000
Provider ID 140281
Hospital Type Acute Care Hospital
Hospital Ownership Voluntary non-profit – Private
Emergency Services Yes
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Location Map
ER Wait Times for Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Time Spent in ER
4 hours and 42 minutes (282 minutes)
Time Until Admission
6 hours and 38 minutes (398 minutes)
Time Spent in ER after admission
2 hours and 28 minutes (148 minutes)
Left before being seen
3%
Head CT results in 30 minutes
Not Available
ER Volume
very high (60,000+ annually)
ER Wait Times - Comparison Against Illinois and National Stats
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Illinois Average National Average
Time Spent in ER 282 minutes (4 hours and 42 minutes) 146 minutes 135 minutes
Time Until Admission 398 minutes (6 hours and 38 minutes) 254 minutes 256 minutes
Time Spent in ER after admission 148 minutes (2 hours and 28 minutes) 93 minutes 87 minutes
Left before being seen 3% 2% 2%
Head CT results in 30 minutes Not Available 78% 72%
Hospital wait times summary:
  • Time Spent in ER is 136 minutes higher than State Average and 147 minutes higher than National Average
  • Time Until Admission is 144 minutes higher than State Average and 142 minutes higher than National Average
  • Time Spent in ER after admission is 55 minutes higher than State Average and 61 minute higher than National Average
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ER Wait Times Charts
Time Spent in ER (minutes)
Time Until Admission (minutes)
Time Spent in ER After Admission (minutes)
Left before being seen (%)
Head CT results in 30 minutes (%)
In Case of Emergency
Call 911 When you feel your situation needs emergency care.
Structural Measures Information
Measure Name Measure Response
Able to receive lab results electronically Yes
Able to track patients’ lab results, tests, and referrals electronically between visits Yes
Safe surgery checklist use (outpatient) Yes
Patient Safety Culture Yes
Safe surgery checklist use (inpatient) Yes
Frequently Asked Questions about Northwestern Memorial Hospital
How long will I wait in Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Room?
Based on Medicare Hospital Compare data which was last updated on Oct 30, 2019, average waiting time is 282 minutes for this hospital emergency room. Call (312) 926-2000 for more information.
Where is Northwestern Memorial Hospital?
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is in Chicago. It is located at 251 E Huron St. Call (312) 926-2000 for more information.
What is the type of this hospital?
This is a Acute Care Hospital. It is a Voluntary non-profit – Private hospital.
How many beds does Northwestern Memorial Hospital have?
Northwestern Memorial Hospital has 773 beds.
5 Emergency Rooms/Hospitals Near Northwestern Memorial Hospital
No Facility Name Address
1 Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital Of Chicago 225 E Chicago Ave, Box 140, IL 60611
2 Rush University Medical Center 1653 West Congress Parkway, IL 60612
3 Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago 2900 North Lake Shore Drive, IL 60657
4 John H Stroger Jr Hospital 1901 W Harrison St, IL 60612
5 University Of Illinois Hospital 1740 West Taylor St Suite 1400, IL 60612
Notes
  • Data mainly compiled using Medicare Hospital Compare Dataset. Hospital profile page can be reached at https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/.
  • This page is based on Hospital Compare data which was last updated on Oct 30, 2019.
  • Measure start and end dates for above statistics are between 1/1/2017 and 12/31/2018.