NCH is an acute care hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1959, Northwest Community Hospital serves more than 350,000 outpatients from Chicago’s northwest suburbs each year and more than 20,000 inpatients treated annually at the 489-bed acute care hospital in Arlington Heights. The hospital is designated as a Primary Stroke Center. NCH has four Immediate Care locations in the northwest suburbs and operates an NCH Easy Access walk-in clinic in Palatine. NCH has a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians, which includes the board-certified primary care doctors and specialists of the NCH Medical Group.