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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to Homewood residents, who fortunately live in proximity to several major hospital campuses and clinics. In town are numerous healthcare resources, providing care in a variety of fields—from chiropractic, dentistry and physical therapy to optometry, primary care and senior services.

St. James Hospital and Health Centers has served the south suburban area for nearly a century, expanding from a small, 50-bed hospital into a two-campus healthcare network. Both hospitals, located in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields, are within five miles of Homewood, offering easy accessibility to award-winning services and programs. Notable features of St. James include the highly rated Heart and Vascular Institute, an accredited Diabetes Center, the Center for Bariatric Surgery, the Patricia A. Joyce Comprehensive Cancer Institute (an approved Teaching Hospital Cancer Program) and the St. James Health and Wellness Institute, a medically-based fitness center.

Ingalls Health System, the area’s only independent not-for-profit healthcare system, operates its main campus, the 563-bed Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in nearby Harvey. The hospital is highlighted by several centers of excellence in the areas of cancer, heart, retina, surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation, stroke care and gastroenterology. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report has named it one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in the field of Neurosciences for seven years in a row.

Also part of the Ingalls network are several comprehensive outpatient centers, including Homewood’s Ingalls Wellness Center. Here, patients access a number of programs and services, such as community education, health assessments, pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac fitness, complementary medicine and weight management.

One of the nation’s top 10 health systems (according to Thomson Reuters), Advocate Health Care, also has a presence in the south suburbs. Neighboring Hazel Crest hosts Advocate South Suburban Hospital, a 289-bed acute-care medical center equipped with nearly 400 doctors. Advocate South Suburban houses a Level II designated Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, a state-of-the-art Cancer Center, a modern Emergency Department and many other exceptional medical services. In addition, the hospital recently broke ground on a new, multimillion-dollar cardiac catheterization lab.

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