Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center has an overall rating with three stars out of five. Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center is one of many of the advocate hospital in its health systems. Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center has 749 beds and is considered a teaching institution with nearly 1,300 affiliated physicians. The hospital serves as a major referral hospital in the Midwest for a n umber of specialties, including cardiovascular surgery, heart, lung and kidney transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. The hospital is located in Oak Lawn, Illinois which is a southwest suburb to the City of Chicago. Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center is an acute care hospital with emergency department services. It participates in nursing care registry, multispecialty surgical registry and general surgery registry. The hospital is able to track patients’ lab results, tests and referral electronically between visits. Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center uses outpatient and inpatient safe surgery checklists.

Based on the Hospital Consumers Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), a national survey, patients who reported in this survey at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center said that their nurses “always” communicated well at the rate of 81%. 80% of Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center’s patients reported that their doctors “always” communicated well. 71% of Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center’s patients reported that they would definitely recommend the hospital to other family, friends and loved ones. The Illinois average was the same at 71% with the national average being 72% in this category.

At Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center, the average (median) time patients who came to the emergency department with the broken bones had to wait 15 minutes before getting medication. The Illinois average is 49 minutes with the national average being 52 minutes. Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center by report experiences a very high volume of emergency department patients. The average or median time patients spent in the emergency department at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center before they are admitted in the hospital as an inpatient is listed as 428 minutes. The national average is 338 and the Illinois average for very high volume hospitals is 285 minutes. The average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center was 77 minutes. The national average for very high volume hospitals like Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center is listed as 30 minutes with the Illinois average being 32 minutes. The rate of complications from a hip or knee replacement surgery for patients at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center was worse than the national rate which stands at 3%. There was no difference at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center for serious complications following surgery. The national rate is .9%.

The rate of readmission for coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center is no different than the national rate at 14.4%.

Because Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center has a rather expansive cardiac surgery area of practice, the Hospital Care Data shows the data is collected and analyzed on certain medical topics like cardiovascular surgery that the hospital provides. The registry then provides the hospital or providers with information to help improve the care the hospital provides. A cardiac surgery registry is one example of a registry in which hospitals or providers that perform cardiac surgery can participate.

The hospital website is: www.advocatehealth.com/cmc.

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