MCHC is a membership and service association comprising more than 150 hospitals and health care organizations working together, since 1935, to improve the delivery of health care services in the Chicago area.

The Council’s institutional members include all 89 acute care hospitals and their integrated delivery systems in the eight-county metropolitan Chicago region – Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Lake, Kane, Kankakee, McHenry and Will. Associate members include hospitals and other provider organizations located in the tri-state area such as community health centers, outpatient treatment centers, long-term care and facilities for behavioral health and the developmentally disabled, physician groups, insurers, private ambulance companies, blood banks, medical and nursing schools.

MCHC’s board of directors acts as the policy-making body for the organization and assesses MCHC’s progress in addressing health care-related issues. Much of the Council’s work is accomplished through various member committees that make recommendations to the board.

  • Vision
    High-quality, accessible health care for all communities
  • Mission
    The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) is a membership and service organization dedicated to helping members care for their communities through access to health care and improved delivery of services.