Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Named Among Best in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

Good Shepherd Hospital News
August 16, 2018

Recognized for delivering exceptional patient care, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has been recognized among the finest in Chicago and Illinois, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals list. Advocate Good Shepherd tied for 19th in the Chicago metro area and tied for 25th in Illinois.

Advocate Good Shepherd also was recognized as high performing in the following common adult procedures: heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.

”Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top hospitals in the Chicago metro area and the state,” said Karen Lambert, president of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. “This recognition is a reflection of our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff who deliver outstanding care each and every day. I commend them for their commitment to excellence.”

In all, U.S. News & World Report honored 10 Advocate hospitals with recognition this year. Those in addition to Advocate Good Shepherd are: Advocate Children’s Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn; Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge; Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove; Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin; Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville; Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago; Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal; and Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago.

Of those, nine hospitals are distinguished as Best Regional Hospitals and two – Advocate Children’s and Advocate Good Samaritan – rank nationally. Four Advocate facilities ranked in the Top 10 within both Illinois and the Chicago metro area.

Now a part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit health care system in the U.S., the Advocate sites join six Aurora Health Care sites on the overall U.S. News Best Hospitals list, including Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, ranked the No. 2 hospital in Wisconsin and a top national hospital.

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill., is a leader in delivering the most advanced medical technologies and comprehensive health care services available in the northwest suburbs. In 2017, Advocate Good Shepherd completed a four-year modernization project to ensure healthcare delivery remains outstanding and attuned to the evolving needs of the community. Advocate Good Shepherd is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States.
About Advocate Aurora Health

Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, and pediatrics. The organization also contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2016.

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