Sometimes the key to a making a good decision is making an informed one. To help local students know the types of careers offered at the hospital, a panel of team members at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove hosted 20 teachers from Community High School District 99 on July 31. The visit was a part of the district's "Building Bridges" program, designed to facilitate visits to local businesses and learn about the skills students need to succeed in the future and what kinds of entry level jobs are available in the community.Members of the Advocate Good Samaritan team highlighted paths to entering into a number of different careers, highlighted Advocate's employee tuition reimbursement and certification programs and spoke about available positions throughout the hospital."Healthcare has many entry points and not all healthcare careers start with post high school education," said Vicky Sas, human resources manager at the hospital. "We look forward to exploring avenues of … [Read more...] about Advocate Good Samaritan connects with Downers Grove high schools on future student jobs
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Recognized for delivering exceptional patient care, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital has been recognized among the finest in Chicago and Illinois, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-2019 Best Hospitals list. Lutheran General tied for tenth in Illinois and tied for ninth in the Chicago Metro Area. Lutheran General was also recognized as high performing in six medical specialties: Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology in addition to four common adult procedures: Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. "We are incredibly proud to be ranked among the best hospitals in Illinois and the Chicago area for the services and care we provide," said Terika Richardson, President of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. "This honor recognizes our physicians, clinicians and team members continued commitment to excellence in patient safety and health outcomes and further … [Read more...] about Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Named Among Best in Illinois and Chicago by U.S. News & World Report
Recognized for delivering exceptional patient care, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has been named among the finest in Chicago and Illinois, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-2019 Best Hospitals list. Advocate Good Shepherd tied for 19th in the Chicago metro area and tied for 25th in Illinois. Advocate Good Shepherd also was recognized as high performing in the following common adult procedures: heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. "Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top hospitals in the Chicago metro area and the state," said Karen Lambert, president of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. "This recognition is a reflection of our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff who deliver outstanding care each and every day. I commend them for their commitment to excellence."In all, U.S. News & World Report honored 10 Advocate hospitals with recognition this year. Those in addition to … [Read more...] about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Named Among Best in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove once again is included in the national list of "100 Great Community Hospitals" published by Becker's Hospital Review. The hospitals on this list are spread across the country, some not far from major metro areas and some in rural communities. Many of the hospitals on the list have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding areas. Becker's has published a version of this list annually since 2011. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a "community hospital" as one with fewer than 550 beds. Becker's noted Good Samaritan's "exponential growth in the last four decades" in addition to its features of serving as the only Level 1 trauma center in DuPage County and its certified Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit.Dominica Tallarico, executive vice president of Advocate Aurora Health Care's Central Region, said the recognition is validation of the high quality, safe … [Read more...] about Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital again one of ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ in U.S.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children's Hospital are adding a new, state-of-the-art simulation center to the Park Ridge medical campus that is changing the way physicians and team members train and learn. The simulation center features multiple simulation rooms set to mimic various medical settings, such as birthing suites, intensive care units and surgical settings. Hospital officials will officially open the center on July 30. "We are dedicated to providing our team members and clinicians state-of-the-art facilities like the simulation center where they receive the highest quality training," said Dominica Tallarico, executive vice president for the Central Chicagoland Region. "The addition of this Center will help our teams learn new skills, hone familiar ones and provide the communities that we are so privileged to serve with the safest and highest quality care possible."At 8,000 square feet, the center on the Park Ridge campus is Advocate's largest center. … [Read more...] about Advocate adds simulation center in Park Ridge