Four Advocate hospitals honored for excellence…again

Recognized for providing exceptional care, four Advocate Health Care hospitals have been named among the finest in Chicago and Illinois according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Hospitals list. The rankings were released today. 

The sites listed among the top 20 hospitals in the Chicago metro area include Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Chicago’s North Side, and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Christ Medical Center is ranked 3rd in Illinois and among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in four specialties – cardiology/heart surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, gynecology and geriatric medicine.

U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed earned national ranking in even one specialty. The annual rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“This recognition is a testament to our physicians, nurses and clinical teams who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of clinical care and health outcomes to the patients we serve,” said Jim Skogsbergh, president and chief executive officer of Advocate Health Care. “Our patients and communities deserve the safest and finest care that medicine has to offer.”

U.S. News uses measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely to determine the rankings in most specialties.

“The data tells the story – a hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “A ‘Best Hospital’ has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

Vincent Pierri
Manager, Public Affairs
Advocate Health Care
3075 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
O: 630.929.6631
C: 847.997.6294
Vincent.Pierri@advocatehealth.com 

About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $661 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2013.