Housestaff Manual

McGaw is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation that sponsors, administers, and supports graduate medical education. The corporate members of McGaw are four independent hospitals and Northwestern University. The member hospitals of the McGaw are Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Norwegian American Hospital. McGaw has an affiliation with the VA Chicago Health Care System through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Each member of McGaw is an independent entity and maintains sole management of and control over its own funds, properties, operations, and affairs. At the same time, each member has dedicated itself to the purposes of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and affirms its obligations thereof. These obligations include (1) provision of a supportive educational environment based upon state-of-the art educational principles, emphasizing the highest ethical and professional standards from all employees and faculty and providing appropriate opportunity for scholarly endeavor; (2) routine assessment of program quality, and provision for ongoing quality improvement; and (3) the commitment of sufficient personnel and financial resources to support these endeavors.

Detailed information on the facilities and programs of the McGaw institutions and its VA affiliates may be found at the following Web sites: