Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center

Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, 7531 Stoney Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60649

For nearly 100 years, Jackson Park Hospital has served the healthcare needs of patients in the community on the Southside of Chicago. The overall rating for Jackson Park Hospital has one star out of five. The hospital is an acute care hospital which provides emergency services. Jackson Park Hospital is able to track patients’ lab results, tests and referrals electronically between visits. Jackson Park Hospital utilizes both outpatient and inpatient safe surgery checklists. The hospital is about 10.8 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. The hospital is located in the Greater Grand Crossing/South Shore neighborhood of Chicago’s south side.

Jackson Park Hospital has participated in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems national survey.

According to the survey, Jackson Park Hospital patients have reported that their nurses “always” communicated well at the rate of 60%. The Illinois and national averages are both 80%. Jackson Park Hospital patients reported that the doctors “always” communicated well at the rate of 67% compared to the Illinois and national averages that stand at both 82% in this category. Just 40% of Jackson Park Hospital patients reported that they “always” received help as soon as they wanted it. The Illinois and national averages are both 69%. Just 35% of Jackson Park Hospital patients reported that they would definitely recommend the hospital to others. The Illinois average is 71% in this category.

Complications of hospital patients is a regular occurrence. Patients who are admitted to the hospital for treatment of medical problems often times get other serious injuries, complications or conditions and may even die. Some patients have experienced problems soon after they are discharged and need to be readmitted to the hospital. These events can often be prevented if the hospital follows best practices for treating patients.

Jackson Park Hospital reports that the death rate for stroke patients was no different than the national rate which is 14.9%.

Outpatient imaging efficiency measures provides public information about a hospitals’ use of medical imaging tests such as mammograms, MRIs and CT scans. At Jackson Park Hospital, outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram, ultrasound or MRI within 45 days after a screening mammogram, was reported to be 6.1%. The Illinois average is 7.9% with the national average being 8.9%. Jackson Park Hospital reports that outpatients with brain CT scan who received a sinus CT scan at the same time was 5.8%. If a number is high, it may mean that too many patients have both a brain and sinus scan when a single scan is all that was needed. In other words, the lower the percentage, the better. In fact, the Illinois average is 2.6% with the national average being 2.9%. One can conclude from these percentages that Jackson Park Hospital does too many scans, particularly in this category.

The website to the hospital is: www.jacksonparkhospital.org.

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