Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, 4646 N Marine Dr, Chicago, IL 60640

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital is an urban Chicago hospital located in the uptown neighborhood of Chicago. It has 236 beds. The hospital has serving Chicago’s North Side and surrounding communities for over 60 years. There are more than 450 physicians representing over 40 medical specialties with 800 employees overall. The overall rating for the hospital has two stars out of five. The hospital is considered an acute care hospital that provides emergency services. Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital is able to track patients’ lab results, tests and referrals electronically between visits. The facility uses outpatient and inpatient safe surgery checklists.

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a hospital stay. The survey results are used to compare other hospitals on 11 significant quality control topics. For example, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital patients who reported that their nurses “always” communicated well at the rate of 74% compared to 80% for the Illinois and national averages. At Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital patients reported that their doctors “always” communicated well at the rate of 79%. Both the Illinois and national averages in this category are 82%. 55% of the hospital’s patients reported that staff “always” explained about medicines before giving it to them. The Illinois average is 65% as is the national average. 59% of Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital’s patients gave their hospital a 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest. The Illinois average is 72%. 61% of Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital’s patients reported that they would definitely recommend the hospital to others whereas the Illinois average in this category is 71% of patients.

In the area of preventative care, hospitals and healthcare providers play an important role in promoting, providing and educating patients about preventative services and screenings. Many diseases and illnesses are preventable through immunizations, screenings, treatment and lifestyle changes. In the area of preventative care, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital shows that 100% of its patients were assessed and given the flu vaccine. This compares favorably to the Illinois and national averages which are both just 94%. 83% of the hospital’s healthcare workers were given flu vaccines compared to 87% for the Illinois average.

In the area of pregnancy and delivery care, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital provided no information on the percent of mothers whose deliveries were scheduled to early by 1-2 weeks. The Illinois average is 1% and the national average is 2% in this category.

In the area of surgical complications, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital did worse than the national rate. For example, in the area of complications from hip or knee replacement surgeries, patients fared worse than the national rate. In serious complications from surgeries at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, patients did no worse than the national rate at 0.90. In the area of using medical imaging at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, it was found that outpatients who have a follow-up mammogram, ultrasound or MRI within 45 days after a screening and mammogram was at 6.8%. The Illinois average is 7.9% of outpatients who had a follow up mammogram after a screening mammogram.

The website to the hospital is: https://www.weisshospital.com/

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