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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Named One of Nation's 100 Top Hospitals for Fourth Consecutive Year

Chicago, Ill. – Feb. 25, 2013 – Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center today was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) for a fourth consecutive year.

The 100 Top Hospitals program recognizes organizations that have achieved excellence in several areas, including clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency. Only six other Illinois hospitals were named to the list for 2013.

In addition, the medical center was, for a second time, named an Everest Award recipient. The Everest Award honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.

“We were thrilled to again be included on these elite lists,” said Susan Nordstrom Lopez, Advocate Illinois Masonic president. “That we’ve received the 100 Top Hospital honor for the fourth consecutive year illustrates the support of the incredible community we serve, as well as the work of the amazing physicians and associates who pour their hearts into their work every day.”

100 Top Hospital recipients were identified through an in-depth analysis by Truven Health, which evaluated nearly 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in ten areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.

According to Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as Medicare patients treated at the 100 Top Hospitals, more than 164,000 additional patients would survive each year, nearly 82,000 patient complications would be avoided annually and more than $6 billion could be saved.

“This recognition is a further tribute to our clinical expertise and human compassion. We are excited to be included on this select list again, along with our sister hospitals—Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital,” said Robert Zadylak, MD, vice president of medical management for Advocate Illinois Masonic. “It’s an incredible honor when four of the seven Illinois hospitals ranked in the 100 Top are members of the Advocate Health Care system.”

The full list of 100 Top Hospitals can be found at

About Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is a 408-bed hospital in Chicago with a Level I trauma center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the highest designations awarded by the state of Illinois. It offers comprehensive inpatient services, including medical, surgical, obstetrics and pediatric care, as well as a full breadth of outpatient services. A recipient of numerous awards for quality and clinical excellence, Illinois Masonic was ranked one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), as well as named a recipient of the organization’s Everest Award for National Benchmarks in 2010 and 2013. The medical center has also been named a Leader in the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index for the past four years, as well as one of the Chicago region’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years. In 2012, the hospital achieved Magnet redesignation for excellence and quality in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, which it originally achieved in 2008. Illinois Masonic is part of Advocate Health Care, a 2009 and 2010 Thomson Reuters Top 10 U.S. health care system for quality and clinical performance and the largest provider of health care services in Illinois. For more on Illinois Masonic, visit

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