Life at MacNeal

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MacNeal Hospital

MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed community teaching hospital and is a Level II Trauma Center. Located in Berwyn, Illinois, just 20 minutes west of downtown Chicago.

Centrally Located

MacNeal's location in a near-west Chicago suburb represents the best of both worlds. You can benefit from the easier pace of a suburban community and be minutes from the activities of a world-class city that offers unlimited options for entertainment, arts and culture, sports and some of the best shopping in the country.


Berwyn is an established community with many lovely residential neighborhoods. The town itself is a mere 20-minute drive from downtown Chicago and is adjacent to many beautiful communities. The peaceful hospital neighborhood and its surrounding towns offer affordable housing, excellent schools and a comfortable atmosphere in which to live during your residency.

Those who prefer city life will find commuting to MacNeal convenient due to its proximity to two major highways and a suburban train line that stops across the street from the hospital. During your residency, you will find that this blend of suburban and city living gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the best of both worlds.


Chicago is the nation's number one location for medical education and the home of numerous world-class medical schools and institutions. The city provides an atmosphere for medical education that is unparalleled in the United States.