Health Care

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington is a 176-bed, acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. In 2013, the hospital achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, the highest award a hospital can receive for outstanding quality and excellence in nursing care. With rigorous attention to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, the hospital has maintained this prestigious designation since then.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is part of Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care, the largest health care system in Illinois and one of the leading health care systems in the country. A faith-based organization, Advocate contributed more than $686 million in charitable care and services to benefit communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2015.

To ensure that care delivery remains outstanding and attuned to the evolving needs of the community, Good Shepherd Hospital completed a modernization project in 2017 to improve the patient care experience by enhancing privacy, offering advanced technology and making it convenient to access inpatient and outpatient services. With the recent merger of Aurora Health and Advocate Health in 2018, Good Shepherd Hospital became part of Advocate Aurora Health, the nation’s 10th largest nonprofit health care system.

The hospital owns and operates Barrington’s only medically-based gym, the Advocate Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center, located on South Barrington Road. Membership is open to all and includes access to lap and warm water pools, fitness equipment, indoor track, group exercise classes (includes yoga, Pilates, Zumba and strength classes) and discounts to the on-site spa.

For more information about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit or call (847) 381-0123.

AMITA Health is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners, and now serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicago area.

AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates, a 339-bed community hospital, has provided outstanding health care to the residents of the northwest suburbs for more than 30 years. Ranked one of the best regional hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, AMITA Health St. Alexius treats more than 18,000 people as inpatients and performs over 7,600 outpatient surgeries each year.

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital Hoffman Estates is a state-of-the-art hospital located on the campus of AMITA Health St. Alexius. The stunning facility provides the northwest suburbs with convenient access to innovative technologies and treatments, performed by extraordinary doctors and nurses uniquely skilled in pediatric and women’s care.

Also located just outside AMITA Health St. Alexius is AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates. Since 1999, the facility has focused on providing evidence-based behavioral health care for patients and families when they require more intensive treatment. The 141 bed hospital is the 10th largest behavioral health hospital in the country and offers specialized services for mental health and substance abuse problems.

AMITA Health is committed to having physician practices in the heart of the Barrington community. AMITA Health Medical Group has a clinic in the heart of Barrington at 530 N. Hough St. featuring family Medicine and OBGYN physicians.

Visit to learn more or call (855) MyAMITA (692-6482) to find a doctor or to register for a class or program.