Advocate Christ Medical Center has been rated among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cardiology & heart surgery (#23) and gynecology (#33), according to the “Best Hospitals 2016-17” rankings HYPERLINK “http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals” released today by U.S. News and World Report.
“We have more than 1,300 physicians and 6,000 associates working together every day to ensure our patients receive the very best in clinical quality, patient safety and compassionate care,” said Ken Lukhard, president of Christ Medical Center. “Their amazing passion for excellence and commitment to our ministry of healing have truly made a difference in the lives of the thousands of patients whom we serve every day.”
This is the fifth consecutive year Christ Medical Center has earned a top-50 national ranking in heart care and the third time it has made the list in gynecology. The Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center is the state’s most comprehensive cardiac care program.
The latest U.S. News “Best Hospitals” list also rates Christ Medical Center fourth overall among hospitals in the state of Illinois and cites its physicians and staff as being “high performers” in seven other specialties: diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.
The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, consider measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.
Advocate Christ Medical Center Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, which is one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 764-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,300 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is a leader in health care and one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest in a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services, heart, kidney and lung transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. The hospital also has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois providing emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and is a leader in breakthrough technologies, including eICU® (electronic intensive care unit) monitoring, robotic da Vinci Surgery System® and CyberKnife® Radiosurgery.
For the last four years (2012-2015), the medical center has been named to the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® list. The hospital is also recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession.