Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center

Detailed report on the hospital located in Oak Lawn, Illinois (IL).

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center is a non-profit acute care hospital based at 4440 W 95th Street in Oak Lawn, IL. The facility is accredited and provides emergency services. The mortality rate for heart attack patients at the facility is no different than the national rate. However, patient mortality rate is worse than the national rate. In 2006, a total of 9,008 Medicare patients were given 72,238 days of PPS inpatient care and services. The provider was reimbursed $142,252,576 by Medicare for those services. In 2006, 896 Medicare patients were given 12,106 days of Non-PPS inpatient care and services. 19,388 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $16,950,236 by Medicare for these services.

When compared to state levels, surgery patients at this hospital are more likely to receive preventitive antibiotics 1 hour before incision and have their preventitve antibiotics stopped within 24 hours after surgery.

When compared to other hospitals in the state, surgery patients at this hospital are less likely to receive appropriate preventitive antibiotics for their surgery.

Overall Rating

Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Rated 2.17 out of 5 from 6 User Reviews
Read the Reviews Read the Reviews | Review Now! Rate this Hospital

Quality of Care Rating

Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Rated 2.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Staff Rating

Full StarFull StarHalf StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Rated 2.33 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Rating

Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Rated 2.17 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Promptness Rating

Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Rated 1.67 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Type

Acute Care

Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Church

Address

4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Phone Number

(708) 684-8000

Geographic Coordinates

41.720211, -87.732578
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Accredited

Status

Indicates whether the facility is accredited.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Cook County
54 (100.00%)
Illinois
150 (85.71%)
United States
3,333 (77.01%)

Emergency Services

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers emergency care services.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Cook County
54 (100.00%)
Illinois
169 (96.57%)
United States
3,947 (91.20%)

Quality Measures

Charts

Heart Attack Patients Given Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart attack patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 83 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Cook County
77.21%
Illinois
78.97%
United States
82.44%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 214 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Cook County
91.77%
Illinois
89.58%
United States
90.10%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at discharge. The sample size for this measure was 239 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Cook County
87.17%
Illinois
88.12%
United States
89.74%

Heart Attack Patients Given PCI within 90 Minutes

The percentage of heart attack patients given pci within 90 minutes of arrival. The sample size for this measure was 6 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
67.00%
Cook County
37.43%
Illinois
47.28%
United States
53.85%

Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB

The percentage of heart failure patients given ace inhibitor or arb for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (lvsd). The sample size for this measure was 154 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
88.00%
Cook County
82.00%
Illinois
82.63%
United States
82.00%

Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions

The percentage of heart failure patients given discharge instructions. The sample size for this measure was 263 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
69.00%
Cook County
60.40%
Illinois
67.12%
United States
60.95%

Pneumonia Patients Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given influenza vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 23 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

This Provider This Provider
61.00%
Cook County
51.20%
Illinois
63.22%
United States
69.93%

Pneumonia Patients Given Antibiotics within 4 Hours

The percentage of pneumonia patients given initial antibiotic(s) within 4 hours after arrival. The sample size for this measure was 161 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
78.00%
Cook County
74.09%
Illinois
80.60%
United States
80.14%

Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of pneumonia patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 24 patients.

Note:
  • The number of cases is too small for purposes of reliably predicting hospital's performance.

  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Cook County
78.64%
Illinois
80.22%
United States
79.65%

Pneumonia Patients whose Blood Culture Performed Prior to Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics. The sample size for this measure was 93 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Cook County
87.49%
Illinois
90.76%
United States
90.43%

Surgery Patients Given Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of surgery patients who received the appropriate preventative antibiotic(s) for their surgery. The sample size for this measure was 88 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
72.00%
Cook County
90.88%
Illinois
90.61%
United States
89.88%

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given aspirin at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 190 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
99.00%
Cook County
96.17%
Illinois
92.89%
United States
92.45%

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Arrival

The percentage of heart attack patients given beta blocker at arrival. The sample size for this measure was 147 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Cook County
90.21%
Illinois
87.03%
United States
87.23%

Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication within 30 Minutes

The percentage of heart attack patients given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival. The sample size for this measure was 0 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart attack patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 86 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Cook County
85.27%
Illinois
83.77%
United States
87.61%

Heart Failure Patients Given Evaluation of LVS Function

The percentage of heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (lvs) function. The sample size for this measure was 340 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
96.00%
Cook County
92.94%
Illinois
88.50%
United States
83.53%

Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice

The percentage of heart failure patients given smoking cessation advice or counseling. The sample size for this measure was 50 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
94.00%
Cook County
82.60%
Illinois
82.98%
United States
81.61%

Pneumonia Patients Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of pneumonia patients assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination. The sample size for this measure was 106 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
65.00%
Cook County
49.32%
Illinois
61.63%
United States
69.00%

Pneumonia Patients Given Oxygenation Assessment

The percentage of pneumonia patients given oxygenation assessment. The sample size for this measure was 171 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
100.00%
Cook County
99.19%
Illinois
99.33%
United States
99.26%

Pneumonia Patients Given Most Appropriate Antibiotics

The percentage of pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s). The sample size for this measure was 85 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
85.00%
Cook County
82.11%
Illinois
82.71%
United States
82.91%

Surgery Patients Given Antibiotics 1 Hour Before Incision

The percentage of surgery patients who received preventative antibiotic(s) 1 hour before incision. The sample size for this measure was 345 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Cook County
76.22%
Illinois
74.25%
United States
76.95%

Surgery Patients whose Antibiotics Stopped within 24 Hours of Surgery

The percentage of surgery patients whose preventative antibiotic(s) are stopped within 24 hours after surgery. The sample size for this measure was 337 patients.

Note:
  • Measure reflects the hospital's indication that its submission was based on a sample of its relevant discharges.

This Provider This Provider
89.00%
Cook County
63.04%
Illinois
66.59%
United States
71.77%

Mortality Rates

Charts

30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Attack

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart attack. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

No different than National Rate
No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate No different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National RateNo different than National Rate

30-Day Mortality Rate from Heart Failure

This hospitals 30 day patient death (mortality) rate from heart failure. The value is one of three types: Better, no different, or worse than the national rate.

Worse than National Rate
Worse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National RateWorse than National Rate

Treatment Figures

Charts

PPS Inpatients

The number of prospective payment system inpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
9,008
Cook County Average
3,298
Illinois Average
2,802
United States Average
2,267

PPS Inpatient Utilization Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
72,238
Cook County Average
27,041
Illinois Average
21,428
United States Average
17,102

Non-PPS Inpatients

The number of non prospective payment system inpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
896
Cook County Average
456
Illinois Average
371
United States Average
371

Non-PPS Inpatient Utilization Days

The number of days of non prospective payment system inpatient care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
12,106
Cook County Average
6,093
Illinois Average
3,688
United States Average
3,791

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
19,388
Cook County Average
11,849
Illinois Average
8,663
United States Average
7,242

PPS Inpatient Days

The number of days of prospective payment system inpatient care given by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
72,555
Cook County Average
27,182
Illinois Average
21,529
United States Average
17,255

PPS Inpatient Discharges

The number of prospective payment system inpatient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
12,970
Cook County Average
4,694
Illinois Average
3,951
United States Average
2,995

Non-PPS Inpatient Days

The number of days of non prospective payment system inpatient care given by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
12,163
Cook County Average
6,139
Illinois Average
3,711
United States Average
3,834

Non-PPS Inpatient Discharges

The number of non prospective payment system inpatient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
1,069
Cook County Average
545
Illinois Average
445
United States Average
450

Financials

Charts

Medicare PPS Inpatient Payments

The total prospective payment system inpatient associated Medicare Part A payments, plus pass-through, made to this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$142,252,576
Cook County Average
$47,124,572
Illinois Average
$34,790,545
United States Average
$28,006,530

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient day in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,961
Cook County Average
$1,734
Illinois Average
$1,616
United States Average
$1,623

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$10,968
Cook County Average
$10,040
Illinois Average
$8,807
United States Average
$9,352

Medicare Non-PPS Inpatient Payments

The total non prospective payment system inpatient associated Medicare Part A payments, plus pass-through, made to this provider in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$12,518,447
Cook County Average
$6,259,126
Illinois Average
$3,826,081
United States Average
$4,323,113

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient day in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,029
Cook County Average
$1,020
Illinois Average
$1,031
United States Average
$1,128

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$16,950,236
Cook County Average
$10,009,987
Illinois Average
$6,889,729
United States Average
$5,694,349

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$15,792
Cook County Average
$14,290
Illinois Average
$12,414
United States Average
$12,356

Medicare Payments Per PPS Inpatient Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered prospective payment system inpatient utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,969
Cook County Average
$1,743
Illinois Average
$1,624
United States Average
$1,638

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient in 2006. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$13,971
Cook County Average
$13,731
Illinois Average
$10,302
United States Average
$11,654

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$1,034
Cook County Average
$1,027
Illinois Average
$1,037
United States Average
$1,140

Medicare Payments Per Non-PPS Inpatient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non prospective payment system inpatient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. The prospective payment system (PPS) is a method of reimbursement in which Medicare payment is made based on a predetermined, fixed amount. [1]

This Provider This Provider
$11,710
Cook County Average
$11,489
Illinois Average
$8,589
United States Average
$9,611

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$874
Cook County Average
$845
Illinois Average
$795
United States Average
$786

Reviews and Ratings

 (Details have not been substantiated)

A Review by Anonymous

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

I had to use the ER when I got very sick from food poisoning. Everyone was so kind and caring. A gentleman greeted me at the door and seated me in a wheelchair while my husband parked the car.

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Details:

No one should sit in an emergency room for 10 plus hours!!! If you can not care for people you should direct them somewhere that they can get the care they need.I am so disgusted the way my daughter was treated, there is NO excuse for this

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Staff:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Insurance:
None
Details:

Well, my mother committed suicide about a month ago after years of mental and physical abuse from my brother. I had to go to Christ to sign an involuntary admission form with his social worker. I was received a very bad attitude from several hospital staff and had homosexual slurs yelled at me while i was leaving. There is NO care in the alleged " health care " that is offered there. I would not even take my dog there to get a vaccine. AVOID THIS PET HOSPITAL LIKE THE PLAGUE !!

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

We took my 78 year old Mother to Christ on 6/8/10 at about 6:30 pm. She had passed out earlier in the afternoon while with friends and took a very hard fall. Upon arriving I was impressed. They took her info, her history and then took her directly into the ER sending registration to us. That's where the good impression stopped. She was held in the ER for 25 hours because they had no available beds in the department that they wanted to transfer her to. Why ANY bed wouldn't do was beyond me since she was basically neglected by the ER staff after her initial diagnosis. Twice she had disconnected lines sending the monitor beeping to high heaven and no one responded. It was only because someone came into the room for supplies that they connected her again. And at 7:45 pm I had to track down her so-called nurse to ask if they intended to feed her dinner that night. She was finally transferred to a room at 9 pm but only because she was removed from critical status and moved to the cardiac floor. Why she couldn't go there in the first place, I'll never know! Day 3 she is scheduled for tests at 9:15 am for which she must fast, no food or drink. Mind you, she is flagged as a faint/fall risk, is dehydrated and under weight and they have no IV in her. We keep asking about the tests and are given NO information. They finally come for her at 1:30 pm and tell us that the tests will take 4 hours. This means that by the time all is said and done, she will not have had food or water for nearly 22 hours. And when we point out that this is unacceptable, they get a little nasty. But my favorite part of the afternoon was when the wheelchair was brought in the and the attendant tells my Mother, who can barely move at this point, to get in the chair. So much for the bright orange band on her arm that screams FALL RISK! Turns out that they didn't even do the tests that were scheduled and she would be fasting again on day 4. Day 4 was a bit better but not by much and I won't go into detail. I will say that I was put off with her nurse who,when my Mom complained of being hungry and asked for tea & crackers, made the remark, "What, do you have a tape worm?" In the 3 1/2 days that she was at Christ she had 4 meals, 1 bath and the worse care imaginable. You should not have to be concerned when leaving someone at the hospital and that just was not the case here. Please note that the doctors were A1 and we have nothing but thanks for the care and concern that they showed for my mother & the consideration they showed our family. I would use each & every one of them as long as they reside at another hospital.

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Staff:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

16 hours waiting in the emergency room, staff has no clue what is going on, lack of training and coordination. Doctors are rarely seen and when the come to see you they have no idea what is wrong with you, you must explain what you have just gone through and give them all you 16 hours if emergency room experience. This is a great hospital gone bad! too may emergencies for the understaffed under trained hospital. This a very bad and is getting worse. Stay away if you can!

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

I arrived at the hospital at aprpximately 1:15pm on August 17th, 2008. I had been in a motorcycle accident four days earlier. I was thrown from the motorcyle and had several incapacitating injuries. I had already some tylonol three medication from Dr. Dewald, a back surgeon awaiting the results from an MRI. I self medicated and stayed off my injuries as much as I could. My right knee was swollen almost three times it's normal size and could not support my weight or straighten the leg on it's own and very painful. The left knee was quite swollen, both the right and left elbow had been points of contact during the accident and were chaffed and swollen, my right rib cage hurt and made it difficult for me to laugh, cough. And my left big toe and knuckle were swollen and very sore. Even as bad as I hurt with the medication I had, lying in bed was a better option to me than going into a hospital emergency room. So on august 17th, at about 1:15 pm I went to the emergency room at Oak Lawn hospital. My complaints were the same just less severe, although the right knee was still twice the size of normal and my ribs really hurt. I explained my symptoms and what had happened to me to the nurse that checked me in, and she got a wheel chair for me, nice lady. Then she wheeled me to a woman that took my general medical history. She wasn't very friendly, not that that is her job, I am just saying. After answereing her questions about my general health history, I was told to go into the waiting room. Once in there, I was called and information about my payment method was taken. I then proceeded to wait in that room for about two to two and a half hours. I then asked to speak to a supervising nurse so that I might know when I could expect to see a doctor if ever. I was eventually told that there were two patients ahead of me. They asked me if I was in pain, and I was but that was not the point, I had come to see a doctor and if for what ever reason there were none available the proper thing to do is to keep the paitient aware, my time may have been better spent either back at home or at another hospital if the staff was couteous, knowlegable, and professional enough to keep it's patients aware of the wait times to see thier doctor's. I then waited another half hour in the waiting room, I was called and rolled to an examining room where I waited fifty minutes before a nurse came in, asked if I was in pain, to which I replied, I will feel better if I can see a doctor. She smiled and closed the door behind her. Ten minutes later at 5:15pm I left, without ever seeing a doctor or knowing the reason why. I wouldn't go back there on a bet.

Member:
Date:

Discussions

 (Details have not been substantiated)

Employment

Employment
Details:

How do I reach Christ hospital employment page?

Replies:
0
Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Thursday, January 07, 2010 12:45 PM MST

Supplemental

References

Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 5:36 PM MST

Indicates the latest change to the core data for this provider. It does not reflect changes from user input, such as reviews and discussions.

Disclosure

CiteHealth is not associated with Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center. We do not endorse, sponsor, or take financial incentives from this provider.

Updates & Additional Information

We appreciate any verifiable updates or additional information you may have on this provider.

Nearby Hospitals

  1. Hospital
    Little Company of Mary Hospital
    Located 2.03 miles away in Evergreen Park at 2800 W 95th Street.
  2. Hospital
    Holy Cross Hospital
    Located 4.06 miles away in Chicago at 2701 W 68th Street.
  3. Hospital
    Palos Community Hospital
    Located 5.60 miles away in Palos Heights at 12251 South 80th Avenue.
  4. Hospital
    Roseland Community Hospital
    Located 5.91 miles away in Chicago at 45 W 111th Street.
  5. Hospital
    St. Bernard Hospital
    Located 6.49 miles away in Chicago at 326 W 64th Street.
Note: There are a total of 62 hospitals within 35 miles of this provider.

Newest Reviews

Oak Lawn at a Glance

Oak Lawn has a total population of 55,245, of which 12,123 are children under the age of 18 and 12,015 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 41.5.

Total Population:
55,245
Median Age:
41.5
Males:
25,902 (46.9%)
Female:
29,343 (53.1%)
Children (0-17):
12,123 (21.9%)
Adults (18-64):
31,107 (56.3%)
Seniors (65+):
12,015 (21.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Oak Lawn
Married:
25,406 (46.0%)
Divorced:
3,531 (6.4%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Oak Lawn
Hispanic Ethnicity:
2,942 (5.33%)
White:
51,570 (93.35%)
African American:
673 (1.22%)
Asian:
953 (1.73%)
Pacific Islander:
5 (0.01%)
Indian:
92 (0.17%)
Other:
905 (1.64%)
Two or More:
1,047 (1.90%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Oak Lawn

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.30, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.30 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
760
Home Agencies:
9
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
27
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $60,057 while the median household income is $47,585. Roughly 5.36% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$60,057
Household Income:
$47,585
In Poverty:
5.36%

Nearby Doctors

Note: These physicians are not associated with this provider. However, an office is nearby.

Health Management Tools

Support for your Organization

If you represent a health care provider, government entity, library or university, we would like to support you. See our organization support page to see how we can help.