The Strauss Cancer Center, named after the Strauss family, started more than 30 years ago as a unique entity in a community hospital to promote the research and treatment of cancer care. The Arvey Health Center, a teaching facility at Weiss specifically focused on internal medicine, is named for Col. Jacob M. Arvey.
In 1987, Weiss merged with the University of Chicago Hospitals (now The University of Chicago Medicine), with the belief that the integration of hospitals would produce a highly productive medical establishment for the betterment of health and medical education in Chicago and its surroundings. The union combined the personalized care of a smaller community hospital with the advancements of a major academic medical center, incorporating technology, medical education programs and research, resulting in the highest quality medical treatment available.
A second affiliation agreement in 1992 connected Weiss with the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences for the primary purpose of enriching the academic programs at the University of Chicago by increasing the breadth of clinical and academic experience for its medical staff.
In 2013, Tenet Healthcare Corporation acquired Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., dissolving the joint venture with The University of Chicago Medicine. As part of the Tenet family, Weiss has joined a leading network of hospitals and health care facilities that share the same commitment to providing high quality care to our surrounding communities.