Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge, IL 60068

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital has three stars out of five in the overall ratings by Hospital Compare. The hospital has an acute care facility as well as emergency department services.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital participates in the nursing care registry, multispecialty surgical registry and general surgery registry. Registries help hospitals collect and analyze data to improve care. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital tracks patients’ lab results, tests and referrals electronically between visits. This process allows an outpatient department such as emergency, imaging, surgery and clinics to track results of lab tests and diagnostic tests such as screenings.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital uses outpatient and inpatient safe surgery checklists. The safe surgery checklists show whether the hospital uses safe surgery practices before giving anesthesia to a patient in surgery, before incision and closing. The safe surgery checklists are reviewed before the patient leaves the operating room for outpatient surgical procedures.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is located in Park Ridge, Illinois, which is a northwestern suburb to the City of Chicago. The hospital is approximately 19.9 miles from the center of the Chicago city limits. Park Ridge is in close proximity to O’Hare International Airport.

In the survey of patients’ experiences at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) are used. HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay. In the patient survey for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, it receives three stars out of five. Patients at the hospital reported that their nurses “always” communicated well at the rate of 80%. The Illinois average is 81% where the national average is at 80% in this category. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s patients reported that their doctors “always” communicated well at the rate of 80%. Both the Illinois and national averages in this category are at 82%. 63% of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s patients reported that they “always” received help as soon as they wanted it. The Illinois and national averages are both 69%. 79% of patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital reported that they would definitely recommend the hospital to others. The Illinois and national averages in this category are both lower at 71% and 72%, respectively.

Patients who are admitted to a hospital for treatment of one medical problem or another sometimes contract other serious illnesses, injuries or complications. Patients suffering a complication after a procedure at a hospital may even die. These events can often be prevented if hospitals follow best practices when treating patients. In the surgical area of rate of complications for hip/knee replacement, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital was rated no differently than the national rate which stands at 3.0%. Serious complications from these kinds of surgeries are also no different than the national rate which is 0.90. Deaths among patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with serious treatable complications after surgery were again no different than the national rate which stands at 136.48 per 1,000 patient discharges.

Out of the 3,483 hospitals in the U.S. that were rated on the complications for hip/knee replacement surgeries, 62 hospitals were better than the national rate. 2,693 hospitals were no different than the national rate, including Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. 49 hospitals were worse than the national rate. Out of 141 hospitals in Illinois, none were better than the national rate as far as complications for this type of surgery. 112 hospitals were no different than the national rate. Just 3 hospitals in Illinois were worse than the national rate for hip/knee replacement complications.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a 645-bed non-profit teaching hospital. The hospital is affiliated with Midwestern University. According to a U.S. News hospital ranking, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is ranked nationally in two adult specialties. Overall, the hospital is ranked #6 in Illinois and #6 in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

The website to the hospital is: www.advocatehealth.com/lgh-gme.

Client Reviews
“We were devastated when our 31 year-old son was killed by a negligent driver. Kreisman Law Offices did everything to help us through this very difficult time, including coming out to the house several times which was a comfort. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Mr. Kreisman’s compassion and care for this very tragic and troubling time.”
★★★★★
“Bob Kreisman did everything possible in handling the trial of this case. It was devastating that I traumatically lost my leg above the knee in this truck accident. However, it was not an easy case to win. His staff was so prepared for the trial that it was not surprising that the settlement offers continued to rise until we finally accepted the multi-million settlement while the jury was still deciding the case. My wife and I were delighted that we could secure our future with this settlement. We thank Mr. Kreisman and his incredible staff for working so hard for our benefit.” T.P.
★★★★★
“My mother died because doctors dropped the ball. I called Robert Kreisman and he immediately set up an appointment for my entire family. We met at his offices and I was very comfortable that he would do the best for my dad and my brothers. He spent hours with all of us in preparing for depositions and he hired top notch experts, all of which contributed to an incredible settlement before trial. I know that he is dedicated to his cases and particularly to the people he works for and the people who work with him. He continues to be generous in contributing annually to my mother’s memory and to make known to the public the signs and symptoms of brain tumors.” V.S.
★★★★★
“My dad was ignored and mistreated at the nursing home that we placed him in. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we made a big mistake, particularly after my dad developed these terrible bedsores. We transferred him as we were contacting Mr. Kreisman. He was referred to us by a lawyer we have known for a long time and respect his opinion. Mr. Kreisman and his staff worked tirelessly to resolve this case. We were fortunate to have his services and will recommend him to anyone.” T.J.
★★★★★