Advocate Lutheran General Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Ill.). Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, a 638-bed nonprofit organization, is the sixth largest hospital in the Chicagoland area and a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois' largest health system. 

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital FactsAdvocate Lutheran General is a leader in clinical excellence, as the hospital was named as one of Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals for the 15th time in 2014, and in 2013, it was named to Truven's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for the fifth time. The hospital's 1,150 physicians span 51 specialties and subspecialties, and the Magnet-designated hospital's medical education program trains approximately 20 fellows, 165 residents and 800 medical students each year.

Not only is Advocate Lutheran General at the top of its class clinically, but the hospital is also making strides environmentally. It became the first hospital in the Midwest to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2010 for its patient tower that opened in 2009. Advocate Lutheran is also a four-time recipient of the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, which recognizes healthcare facilities that continuously improve upon their progress in mercury elimination, waste reduction and pollution prevention programs.

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