Advocate Christ Medical Center is once again listed among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Healthcare for 2018. The hospitals named on this list are nationally recognized leaders in cardiovascular healthcare for delivering top-notch patient care.
The publication’s editorial team selects hospitals on the basis of their achieved recognition for quality care, clinical awards and contributions to the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. Hospitals on the Becker’s list have received accolades for outstanding cardiovascular services by U.S. News & World Report, IBM Watson Health’s cardiovascular hospital rankings, CareChex rankings for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Centers for cardiac care, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons star rankings.
“To merit inclusion again in Becker’s listing of some of the best hospitals in the country for heart care is truly a testament to the dedication and work of our medical staff and team members in the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center,” said Pat Pappas, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon and medical director, Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center. “This achievement also highlights the quality of medical center leadership supporting our Institute.”
Advocate Christ received this recognition in 2013, 2014 and 2017 as well. The hospital was also named to the 2018 list of “100 Great Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
“Advocate Christ Medical Center is a national leader in highly specialized healthcare. Our heart program stands out as one of the best in the country due to dedicated physicians, nurses and team members who are committed to safe and innovative care to give our patients an extended and better quality of life,” said Matthew Primack, president, Advocate Christ Medical Center.
A monthly publication, Becker’s Hospital Review provides high-level hospital and health system leaders with up-to-date business and legal news and analyses.
Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., is a 788-bed premier teaching institution with more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. Advocate Christ is a leader in health care and one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest in a number of specialties, including cancer care, cardiovascular services, heart, kidney and lung transplantation, neurosciences, 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 105,000 patient visits annually and is a leader in breakthrough technologies, including eICU® (electronic intensive care unit) monitoring, and the robotic da Vinci Surgery System®. Advocate Christ ranked fourth overall among hospitals in the state of Illinois and the Chicago Metro area according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018-2019” 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. Advocate Christ is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.