Westlake Community Hospital
Westlake Community Hospital, 1225 Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160
Westlake Community Hospital is located in Chicago’s western suburb of Melrose Park. The hospital is approximately 14.3 miles from the center of the City of Chicago. The hospital is an acute care hospital that provides emergency services. It participates in the nursing care registry.
Westlake Community Hospital patients receive lab results, tests and referrals electronically between visits. Its overall rating is listed at three stars out of five. Westlake Community Hospital uses both outpatient and inpatient safe surgery checklists. Safe surgery checklists are a way that hospital use this practice before administering anesthesia, before the surgery begins and before closing a surgical incision. It is also used prior to the patient leaving the operating room for outpatient surgical services.
Westlake Community Hospital is a 225-bed teaching hospital located in Melrose Park, Illinois. It is staffed with more than 150 physicians. The hospital offers a comprehensive array of advanced inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to the community. Westlake Community Hospital offers bariatric surgery, orthopedics and rehabilitative medicine to cardiology and obstetrics.
Westlake Community Hospital has an emergency facility that asserts that it provides a Fast Track System to treat minor ailments. This would account for a shorter wait time at this facility. The hospital also provides a fitness center.
Patients who are admitted to Westlake Community Hospital for treatment of medical problems may suffer other serious injuries, complications or conditions and may even die. Some patients at Illinois hospitals may experience problems soon after they are discharged and need to be readmitted to the hospital. These events can often by prevented if a hospital, such as Westlake Community Hospital followed the best practices for treating its patients.
As for surgical complications at Westlake Community Hospital, the serious complication category finds that it is no different than the national rate at 0.90. Westlake Community Hospital also is other no different than the national rate with respect to deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery. The national rate is 136.48 per 1,000 patient discharges.
The website to the hospital is: https://www.westlakehosp.com.