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2011


SIX ADVOCATE ILLINOIS MASONIC PHYSICIANS INCLUDED IN TOP 1 PERCENT OF NATION'S DOCS BY U.S. NEWS MEDIA GROUP

Seventy Medical Center Physicians Named to the Top Doctors List

Chicago, Ill. – July 26, 2011 – Seventy Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center physicians were recognized today as the best in their fields, with six being named in the top 1 percent of the nation's doctors in U.S. News Media Group’s 2011 Top Doctors listing.

The Advocate Illinois Masonic physicians recognized in the top 1 percent of all doctors in their specialties for 2011 are:

“We are extremely proud of these doctors and all our medical staff,” said Robert Zadylak, MD, vice president of Medical Management at Advocate Illinois Masonic. “These physicians, in particular, have demonstrated a commitment to their patients, colleagues and community that goes above and beyond the excellent care our physicians provide every day. I am proud to have these physicians as colleagues and members of the Illinois Masonic medical staff.”

The U.S. News Top Doctors list was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides, drawing from Castle Connolly’s database of peer-recommended physicians.

U.S. News Top Doctors is a free searchable directory available at www.usnews.com/top-doctors that lists nearly 30,000 peer-nominated physicians across the country. The list builds on the 22nd annual Best Hospitals rankings released last week, which ranked Advocate Illinois Masonic as one of the Best Hospitals in the Chicago metro area. The Best Hospital list is available at www.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

Castle Connolly assembled the roster of Top Doctors by soliciting nominations from physicians in academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, regional hospitals and physician practices. Its research team then reviewed each nominee’s training, achievements and appointments, among other credentials.

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 and 2011 by Thomson Reuters, as well as named a recipient of the organization’s Everest Award for National Benchmarks in 2010. The medical center also was named a Top Performer in the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index, as well as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review for 2010. In 2008, the hospital achieved Magnet designation for excellence and quality in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. 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 www.advocatehealth.com/masonic.

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