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Convenient, affordable and high quality healthcare is a vital component to any prospering community. Fortunately, Oak Lawn is served by a wide selection of physicians, representing every specialty. Established practices in the community offer everything from family practice, chiropractic, optometry, dentistry and orthodontics to nutrition, physical therapy, women’s health and senior care–ensuring residents access to nearly every type of medical service. Over and above the services and programs afforded through a bounty of varied practices, Oak Lawn is the site of two health clinics, the Oak Lawn Care Station and a community-based outpatient clinic of the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, along with several senior living centers.


Adding to this list is the exceptional care accessed through the Oak Lawn-based Advocate Christ Medical Center. Christ Medical Center is equipped with a medical staff of more than 900 physicians representing over 60 specialties and subspecialties, plus a support staff in excess of 5,500 employees. Part of one of the country’s leading integrated healthcare systems, Christ Medical Center is a renowned 665-bed teaching, research and referral hospital recognized for its excellence in such fields as cardiology, pediatrics, surgery, oncology, emergency and women’s services. The hospital houses a state- designated Level I Trauma Center, which treats over 72,000 emergency patients each year, and a Level III Perinatal Center.



Beyond the programs and services of the main hospital campus at Christ Medical Center is the Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, located conveniently on the Oak Lawn campus. Composed of 45 private inpatient suites, a 15-bed pediatric ICU and a nine-bed pediatric surgical heart unit, Hope Children’s Hospital provides unmatched care for over 4,800 inpatients and more than 90,000 outpatients every year. Located on site is the Heart Institute for Children, a department run by internationally-esteemed heart doctors; and the Keyser Family Pediatric Cancer Center, one of the Midwest region’s largest and most advanced outpatient pediatric cancer programs.

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