About Lutheran General Hospital
Teaching & Research Hospital
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is a 617-bed teaching, research and referral hospital, a Level I trauma center, and one of the largest hospitals in the Chicago area. It also is home to Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the greater north and northwest suburban region of Chicago and a major regional referral center for a broad range of infant and pediatric services.
Lutheran General has been recognized 10 times as one of the 100 Top Hospitals and 15 top major teaching hospitals in the country. Since 1999, Lutheran General has been rated by US News & World Report as being one of America’s Best Hospitals, and received ‘top 50 in the nation’ rankings for medical excellence and advanced capabilities in many specialties.
Lutheran General is the only hospital in the state and one of just 17 in the country recognized by the Hospital Quality Alliance as having better-than-the-national average results for patients with heart attacks. In addition, the hospital is certified as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission in recognition of its exceptional outcomes for these patients.
The hospital also was the first in the north and northwest suburbs to be awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s prestigious Magnet designation, the highest honor and level of nursing excellence in the nation.
The Nation’s Top Health Care System
Lutheran General Hospital is part of Oak Brook-based Advocate Health Care, which is the largest health care provider in Illinois and one of the nation’s top health care systems. With more than 25,000 employees and 4,600 affiliated physicians, Advocate serves the health needs of the Chicago metropolitan area through 10 acute care hospitals, including two children’s hospitals and a specialty hospital for extended care needs, three large medical groups, and comprehensive home health and hospice services. Advocate is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization related to both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.