Lutheran General Hospital
February 20, 2012
  Eunise Quiros
HIT 120

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is located in Park Ridge, IL and has been serving the north and northwest suburbs since 1959. Lutheran General is a non for profit hospital and the only non-university hospital outside of the Chicago area. According the advocate website this   facility provides care to an estimated 29,000 inpatients, 182,000 outpatients and 57,225 emergency patients every year. There are 638 licensed beds for this facility location   ( Lutheran General Fact Sheet, 2010). Lutheran General has also been recognized numerous times as one of the top 100 hospitals and 15 major teaching hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters for the past 13 years in a row   ( Lutheran General Fact Sheet, 2010).   Lutheran recently achieved the best overall surgical morbidly ranking in the country according to the National Surgical Quality Improvement program of the American College of Surgeons (Advocate Lutheran General Hospital News, 2010). Lutheran General is also home to Lutheran General Children’s Hospital.   This facility is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of pediatric services in Illinois.   ( Lutheran General Fact Sheet, 2010)
Lutheran General Hospital offers a wide variety of services for patients. An addition to the Emergency Department there is a level 1 trauma center for adults and pediatric care. Some of the services offered include basic surgical, cancer services, critical care, women’s health and psychiatric care (Advocate Lutheran General, 2010). There is also an outpatient HIV clinic associated with Lutheran, according the advocate website this is the only HIV clinic in the northwest suburbs (Advocate medical services HIV/AIDS, 2011). The Children’s Pavilion also offers a wide variety of services such as Pediatric Rehabilitation, Audiology Services, Surgical services, Genetic Counseling and there is also a level...