Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron St., Chicago, Illinois 60611

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is located on Chicago’s Gold Coast, north side. It is an acute care hospital which provides emergency services. It also participates in a nurse care registry, multispecialty surgical registry and general surgery registry. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is able to receive lab results electronically. It is also able to track patients’ lab results, test and referral electronically between visits. The overall rating of Northwestern Memorial Hospital is above the national average for mortality but below average for the safety of care of patients. The hospital has a below the national average for readmissions and patients experience.

The effectiveness of care is considered above the average. The timeliness of care is considered below the national average.

In a category supplied by survey of patients’ experiences, Northwestern Memorial Hospital rates above average. Patients who reported that their nurses “always” communicated well was at 77% compared to 80% of the Illinois average and 80% which is also the national average in this category. With respect to Northwestern Memorial Hospital patients who reported that their doctors “always” communicated well, it reported 82% as did the Illinois and national averages. Just 58% of patients who reported that they “always” received help as soon as they wanted, was lower than the Illinois and national averages which were both at 69% compared to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s 58%. Patients who would definitely recommend Northwestern Memorial Hospital to others was at 80% which was higher than the Illinois average at 71% and the national average that stands at 72%.

With respect to complications associated with surgical surgeries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, it was reported that the rate of complications for hip or knee replacements was no different than the national average of 3%. The report of serious complications related to surgery and other hospitalizations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, it was shown to be its rate was worse than the national rate which was .90. With respect to deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery, there was no difference than the national rate at Northwestern Memorial Hospital which stands at 136.48 per 1,000 patient discharges.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital remains a nationally ranked academically medical center. The hospital is a primary teaching hospital for Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg School of Medicine.

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