UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital provides high quality healthcare and programs to persons in the most vulnerable communities in the Southland.

UChicago Medicine Ingalls is dedicated to providing excellent care to all of the residents in the Southland and beyond. As seen in the 2018-19 UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Community Health Needs Assessment, UChicago Medicine Ingalls community benefit efforts address priority healthcare needs for the most vulnerable communities within its service area, including Thornton Township. Community benefit resources tackle critical health issues for residents with the greatest needs, addressing health and social determinants of health that impact our communities.


ZIP codes and municipalities:

60406 60426 60469
60827 60409 60429
60473 60419 60430
60476 60425 60438

13 ZIP codes

19 southern suburbs

10% of suburban Cook County

Ingalls map

Transforming community health in the Southland

According to the 2018-2019 UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Community Health Needs Assessment, heart disease is the leading cause of death and cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Southland service area. Almost half (47%) of those surveyed said diabetes was the most important health problem in the community. There are many challenges in our service area, but UChicago Medicine Ingalls is committed to working on these life-threatening needs with its services and new programs.

Dietetic intern, Margaret Skibley, hosts a virtual presentation on healthy eating and diabetes.

Key health priorities for UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are:

Prevent and manage chronic diseases

Heart disease

Increase access to maternal health services

Prenatal care

Promote cancer awareness

Breast cancer
Prostate cancer

As in-person programs were paused for pandemic safety, UChicago Medicine Ingalls responded to community health priorities virtually