Recognized for delivering exceptional patient care, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital has been named among the finest hospitals in Chicago and Illinois, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals list. Lutheran General Hospital tied for eighth in Illinois and seventh in the Chicago Metro Area.

“We are incredibly proud to be ranked among the best hospitals in Illinois and the Chicago area,” said Dominica Tallarico, president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. “This honor recognizes our dedicated physicians, clinicians and support staff’s continued commitment to excellence in patient safety, health outcomes and the well-being of the communities we are proud to serve.”

Lutheran General Hospital was also ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery and was high performing in Cancer, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.

“Our medical staff is humbled to be included among the top hospitals in Illinois for the services and care we provide to our community,” said Dr. Robert Citronberg, president of the medical staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. “Being ranked 42nd in the nation for Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery speaks to the work of the exceptional clinicians who practice at our hospital.”

Other Advocate hospitals honored with a Top Hospital recognition include Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn; Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove; Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin; Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. All six sites were named among the top 20 in the Chicago metro area.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 28th year, evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide and are designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care. The methodologies include readmission rates, patient experience and safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

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