Simulation Center Grand Opening at UCC-related Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital


Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital have added a new, state-of-the-art simulation center to the Oak Lawn medical campus that is changing the way physicians and associates train and learn. The simulation center features multiple simulation rooms set to mimic various medical settings, such as birthing suites, intensive care units and surgical settings. Hospital officials […]

United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care to merge with Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care


United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care, based in Chicago with nearly 400 sites of care, announced Monday (Dec. 4) its plans to merge with Aurora Health Care, a nonprofit health care provider serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Both organizations are known for their track record on clinical quality and outcomes. The […]

Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms Advocate Health Care’s Pension Program as Church-Based Plan

UCC-related Advocate Health Care is Illinois' largest health care provider.

The United States Supreme Court today ruled unanimously in favor of United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care, agreeing that its retirement plan does qualify as a church-based pension program. The decision is considered a major victory for religiously affiliated health care systems. Advocate, the largest health care system in Illinois, is a member of […]

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality


CHICAGO — Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been designated a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which […]

Charitable Care by UCC-Related Health Providers Jumps 18 Percent in 2016, Exceeds $857 Million


The United Church of Christ’s nearly 400 health and human service ministries provided more than $857 million in uncompensated, charitable care in 2016, an increase of nearly 18 percent in one year. The jump represents one of the largest single-year increases in decades, according to statistics collected by the UCC’s Council for Health and Human […]