Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, 660 North Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

The overall rating for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is three stars out of five. The hospital is located approximately 20.9 miles from the center of the City of Chicago in Lake Forest, Illinois which is a northern suburb to Chicago. The hospital has acute care services as well as emergency department services. It participates in the nursing care and general surgery registries.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is able to track patients’ lab results, tests and referrals electronically between visits. The hospital has outpatient safe surgery checklists and inpatient surgery checklists. The safe surgery checklist procedures show whether the hospital practices using safe surgery before administering anesthesia, before incision and closing and prior to the patient leaving 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, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital patients were asked about how their nurses communicated with them. Patients who reported that their nurses “always” communicated well was at the rate of 81%, which was the same as the Illinois average. Patients who reported that their doctors “always” communicated well at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital was at 81% compared to the Illinois and national averages which were both at 82%. Patients who reported that they “always” received help as soon as they wanted it at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital was at 70%. This was slightly higher than the 69% average for Illinois. 76% of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital patients reported they would definitely recommend the hospital to others compared to 71% for the Illinois average and 72% for the national average.

Timely and effective care in a hospital emergency department is essential for good patient outcomes. Delays before receiving appropriate care in the emergency department can reduce outcomes and increase risks of serious illnesses or injuries. Waiting times are extremely important.

By example, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital average time for patients who came to the emergency room with broken bones had to wait 34 minutes before receiving medication. The Illinois average is 49 minutes; the national average is 52 minutes. Only 1% of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital patients left the emergency department before being seen. The Illinois average is 3% with the national average being 2%.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital. The hospital has 183 beds. The hospital had 7,654 admissions in the latest year of reporting. The hospital has 539 physicians and 333 nurses on staff.

The website to the hospital is: https://www.nm.org/locations/lake-forest-hospital.

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