Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Prentice Women’s Hospital reopened in October 2007 with a fabulous, hotel-like facility. We had the pleasure of staying there for 5 nights in August 2010 when Connor was born (in a highly coveted lake view room). Prentice is located on Superior Avenue off of Michigan Avenue in the Streeterville neighborhood in downtown Chicago.
Children’s Memorial Hospital: Currently located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood it is one of the best Children’s hospitals in the country. Children’s Memorial is currently 3 miles north of Prentice Women’s Hospital. To out of towners, 3 miles might not seem very far but for those who know Chicago traffic and weather know that 3 miles means anywhere from 20–45 minutes. However, on June 9, 2012, Children’s Memorial Hospital will be changing names to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The hospital will also be moving downtown to Streeterville and will be attached to Prentice Women’s Hospital on Superior Avenue.
As you can imagine we are very disappointed we will be missing this move by almost 2 months. Three miles does not sound far but to us it seems like another state all together.