Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) is an acute care hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States. NCH serves more than 350,000 outpatients each year, as well as nearly 30,000 inpatients at the 496-bed acute care hospital. The hospital holds Magnet designation for nursing excellence, is designated as a Primary Stroke Center, earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 2011, and was awarded the Leapfrog Group's designation as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals based on quality and safety criteria. NCH has four Immediate Care locations in the northwest suburbs and operates a FastCare 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.