South Shore Hospital

South Shore Hospital, 8012 S. Crandon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

South Shore Hospital has been operating since 1912 on Chicago’s south side. The overall rating for South Shore Hospital is two stars out of five. The hospital is an acute care hospital which provides emergency services.

South Shore Hospital is able to track patients’ lab results, tests and referral electronically between visits. South Shore Hospital uses outpatient and inpatient safe surgery checklists. The safe surgery checklists is a method in which hospitals use safe surgery practices before administering anesthesia before incision and closing and prior to the patient departing the operating room for inpatient surgical procedures.

The Hospital Consumers Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during their recent hospital stay. The collected data from these surveys are used to compare hospitals based on 11 different quality topics. For example, South Shore Hospital’s patients reported that their nurses “always” communicated well at the rate of 73%. The Illinois average is 80% in this category. South Shore Hospital’s patients reported that their doctors “always” communicated well at the rate of 74% compared to the Illinois average at 82% and the national average which is also at 82%. 54% of South Shore Hospital’s patients reported that they would definitely recommend the hospital to others. The Illinois average in this category is 71%.

78% of South Shore Hospital’s patients were assessed and given the influenza vaccine. The Illinois average for patients assessed and given influenza vaccinations was 94%. 85% of South Shore Hospital’s healthcare workers were given the flu vaccine compared to the Illinois average of 87% and the national average of 86%.

With respect to serious complications following a hip or knee replacement surgery, South Shore Hospital’s patients did no different than the national rate of 0.90%.

The hospital website is: www.southshorehospital.com.

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