We offer a whole-person approach to care

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Advocate Health Care is a faith-based nonprofit health system in Illinois. We’re dedicated to changing patient expectations by giving them easy access to all they need to stay well, live well and achieve outstanding treatment outcomes.

In 2018, Advocate Health Care merged with Aurora Health Care of Wisconsin to form Advocate Aurora Health. And in 2022, Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health combined to create Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the U.S.

Serving our communities

We serve patients across 11 hospitals and more than 250 sites of care. Our team of 6,300 doctors along with other health care providers truly care about providing the best in care by using the latest techniques and technology and participating in research.

Our mission is to serve the health needs of individuals, families and communities through a holistic philosophy rooted in our fundamental understanding of human beings as created in God's image. With this philosophy, we approach health care by treating people's physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Discover other ways we meet the spiritual needs of our patients.

Leading our communities

We're committed to providing quality care as evidenced by who we are, what we do and how we efficiently do it. Learn more about our health system.

Helping our communities live well

Our dedication to education, research and the people we serve guides our actions as we work together to provide health services in our communities.

Our diverse workforce and strong community partnerships help us provide equitable care for everyone. Learn about our commitment to DE&I.

Advocate Health Care was founded more than 100 years ago by members of local faith communities. Our founders were committed to providing much needed health care services to underserved areas.

Today we continue that tradition by assessing community health needs, and contributing millions of dollars in charitable care and services to the communities we serve. Learn how we serve our communities.

At the Advocate Research Institute, we’re committed to helping people live well through innovative research. Our researchers engage in clinical trials and patient-centered outcomes research to promote people’s health and well-being. View other ways we’re improving health through research.

With more than 200 sites of care, Advocate Health Care offers outstanding career and educational opportunities in a variety of health care fields, including medical education, residencies, fellowships and emergency medical services education. Find an educational opportunity.

Seeing your doctor for an annual checkup is the first step in managing your health. We offer a variety of classes and events to help you stay healthy including fitness classes, health screenings and instructional courses. View our upcoming classes and events.