Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is located in Downers Grove, Illinois, which is a western suburb to the City of Chicago. The hospital is located approximately 25 miles from the center of the City of Chicago’s city limits. The overall rating for Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is four stars out of five. The overall rating is a summary of quality measures on Hospital Compare. These measures will reflect common conditions that hospitals treat.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has acute care services as well as emergency department services. The hospital participates in nursing care registry, multispecialty surgical registry and general surgery registry. Registries help hospitals collect and analyze data to improve care. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is able to track patients’ lab results, tests and referrals electronically between visits. The hospital uses both outpatient and inpatient safe surgery checklists. Checklists are important in that it shows whether the hospital uses safe surgery practices before administering anesthesia, before incision and closing, and before the patient is taken from the operating room for inpatient surgical procedures.

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay. For example, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital patients reported that their nurses “always” communicated well at the rate of 82%. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages.

At Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, patients reported that their doctors “always” communicated well at the same rate of 82% which matches the Illinois and national averages in this category. 54% of patients at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital reported that the area around their room was “always” quiet at night compared to 62% for the Illinois average and 63% for the national average in this category. 55% of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital patients “strongly agree” that they understood their care when they were discharged from the hospital. This percentage was higher than both the Illinois and national averages in this category which are 53% and 52%, respectively. 75% of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s patients reported that they would definitely recommend the hospital to others. This percentage again was higher than both the Illinois and national averages which stand at 71% and 72%, respectively.

Measures of readmission to the hospital show one patient has had a recent hospital stay, but needed to go back for an unplanned medical event within 30 days after discharge from the hospital. In the case of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, the rate of readmission for heart attack patients was no different than the national rate of 16.8%. The death rate for heart attack patients at Advocate Good Samaritan was again no different than the national average of 14.1%.

Advocate Good Samaritan is a 333-bed community hospital. The hospital opened in 1976 and operates the only Level 1 trauma center in DuPage County, Illinois.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital received a U.S. News regionally ranking of #27 in Illinois and #19 in the Chicago Metropolitan area. The hospital is rated high in four adult procedures or conditions. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital received high performing ratings in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure treatment and knee replacement treatment.

The website to the hospital is: www.advocatehealth.com/gsam.

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