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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital news

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2013


Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Receives Prestigious Recognition in 11 specialties

Once again, Advocate Lutheran General has been rank as one of the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 11 specialties including: Cancer; Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology and GI surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology and Urology. 

“Being named a top hospital is truly an honor,” said Tony Armada, FACHE, President of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.  “It highlights our continuous efforts to provide the best possible experience for our patients and to deliver the highest quality outcomes.” 

The Best Hospital rankings published by U.S. News recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patient.  U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“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. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

In addition to ranking in 11 specialties, Lutheran General was also named as one of the best hospital in Illinois as well as the Chicago Metro Area. 

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 14 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 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.


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