Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Awarded 2014 Gold Award for "Achievement of Excellence" from Illinois Performance Excellence

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Illinois Performance Excellence has announced that Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a recipient of the 2014 Gold Award for “Achievement of Excellence” for demonstrating effective and systematic continuous improvement processes and principles.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” on March 26th, 2015, held at the Abbington Banquets located in Glen Ellyn.

“Congratulations to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and all of its employees for its commitment to an on-going journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “Advocate Lutheran General is a role model for other organizations, demonstrating visionary leadership, dynamic management, sound financial performance, outstanding employee and customer satisfaction, and a solid commitment to excellence and proven results, following the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.”

“The Advocate Lutheran General Hospital team is thrilled to be recognized by ILPEx for our Systematic approach to delivering excellent results. This award reflects an outstanding commitment to performance excellence shared by physicians, leaders, associates and volunteers. We value the Baldrige criteria as a way of measuring success in providing the safest, highest quality care and service possible. This is another step along our journey to remain the best place for patients to heal, physicians to practice and associates to work.” said Rick Floyd, President, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501(c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence.

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About Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the premier academic referral hospital for northwest Chicago and north Chicagoland. The 638-bed research hospital offers the most advanced care in its Level I trauma center (the highest level), Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, Advanced Surgery, Oncology and Neuroscience institutes. Lutheran General Hospital has been rated 15 times a 100 Top Hospital® by Truven Health Analytics and was the first hospital in the area to be awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s prestigious Magnet designation. In addition, it is one of only 30 hospitals in the nation to achieve exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care by the American College of Surgeon’s National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Located on the campus of Lutheran General Hospital is Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, one of the 14 largest children's hospitals in the country. Lutheran General Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, which is the largest health care provider in the state and one of the nation’s top health care systems.