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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

• 638-bed hospital • Sixth largest hospital in the Chicago area • Largest employer in the City of Park Ridge • A medical staff of physicians, dentists and other health care professionals who have distinguished themselves in Illinois and the nation as clinicians, teachers, researchers and leaders in health care • Level Ill perinatal facility with family-centered care and private labor, delivery and recovery rooms • Approximately 1,150 physicians representing 71 specialties and subspecialties Affiliated with several area medical schools, and one of the largest non-university training centers for primary care physicians in Illinois • In 2011 the Emergency Department cared for more than 60,500 patients • Approximately 2,200 Emergency Department patients were treated in our Level l trauma center, which provides 24-hour specialty care and serves as resource hospital to the 12 Level II trauma centers in the region Key Site Accomplishments • Recognized 13 years as a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters National Benchmarks for Success Study • Re-designated a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery, knee and hip replacement by BlueCross/Blue Shield of Illinois • First hospital in north and northwest Chicago suburbs to receive the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation • Repeated recipient of multiple awards and top rankings from HealthGrades, a national hospital-rating agency • Received the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers’ national innovation award for the hospital’s alignment of graduate medical education with hospital quality/safety initiatives • Named by ADVANCE for Nurses magazine as a top hospital for quality care, organizational culture, professional development, communication and retention efforts in its annual Readers’ Choice survey • Eight-story, 192-room patient tower opened in 2009 featuring private rooms to provide advanced care for adults and children, including intensive care, cancer, neurology/stroke, medical/surgical and obstetric patients • Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital is the first Chicago-area hospital to offer a Donor Milk Program to babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Milk Depot for women to donate milk

Contact Info

1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068-1174
United States


Phone (847) 723-2210
www.advocatehealth.com





Network Members

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
www.advocatehealth.com


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
900 W Nelson Ave
Chicago, IL
www.advocatehealth.com/immc/cancer


Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
www.advocatehealth.com


Commission on Cancer Accredited Program

Available Services

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Radiation Oncology Services
  • Systemic Therapy Services
  • Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients
  • Psychosocial and Supportive Services
  • Support Groups
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Education Programs
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Screening and Early Detection Programs
  • American Cancer Society Services
  • Nutrition Services
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Diagnostic Imaging

  • Digital Radiography for Mammography
  • Fluorescence Bronchoscopy (by referral)
  • Mammography
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Angiography
  • Computerized Axial Tomography Scan (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Positron Emission Tomography Scan (PET)
  • Stereotactic Guided Biopsy
  • Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) (by referral)
  • Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) (by referral)
  • Echocardiography
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy

Radiation Oncology Services

  • Brachytherapy - High Dose Rate (HDR)
  • Electron Beam
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Radiosurgery to treat brain tumors
  • Robotic radiosurgery system
  • Hyperthermia (by referral)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Proton Beam (by referral)
  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy - Low Dose Rate (LDR)
  • Computerized Treatment Planning
  • HDR Radiation Therapy System
  • Linear Accelerator
  • Systemic Radioisotopes
  • Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) (by referral)

Systemic Therapy Services

  • Infusion Center with Chemotherapy
  • Photodynamic Therapy (by referral)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Chemoembolization
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • TheraSphere/SIR-Sphere (by referral)
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy (by referral)

Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients

  • Patient library
  • Brochures/Pamphlets
  • Internet Access
  • Patient information packets
  • Research Coordinator/Nurse

Psychosocial and Supportive Services

  • Caregiver and Family Counseling
  • Case Management and/or Patient Navigation
  • Child Life Program
  • Community Resource Coordination (e.g. transportation, financial resources)
  • Hospice
  • Lodging Assistance
  • Patient Resource Center or Library
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pet Therapy
  • Psycho-Education to Enhance Coping Skills
  • Adjustment to Illness Counseling
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Art Therapy
  • Bio-Psychosocial Assessment
  • Complementary Medicine Program
  • Facilitation of Patient/Family, Provider Communication
  • Fertility Counseling
  • Home Care Program
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Consult
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Music Therapy (by referral)
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Care (by referral)
  • Pain and Palliative Care Program
  • Sexuality Counseling (by referral)
  • Support and Education Related to Parenting through Cancer (by referral)
  • Survivorship Program
  • Wellness Program

Support Groups

  • Caregiver Support Group (by referral)
  • Family/Children Support Group
  • General Cancer Support Group
  • Loss/Bereavement Support Group
  • Young Adult Support Group (by referral)
  • Lung Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Transplant Support Group (by referral)
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Colorectal Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Other Site-Specific Support Group

Rehabilitation Services

  • Lymphedema Program
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Prosthetic Services (by referral)
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Stomal Services/Wound Care Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Surgical Procedures

  • Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration
  • Limb Perfusion (by referral)
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Robotic Assisted Procedures
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Microwave Ablation (by referral)
  • Catheter based Partial Breast Irradiation (ex: Mammosite)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Education Programs

  • Breast
  • Cervix (by referral)
  • Colorectal
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Skin
  • General Cancer

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Nutritional Dietary Education Program
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Program
  • Exercise Program
  • Weight Control Program (by referral)

Screening and Early Detection Programs

  • Mammography
  • Pap Test
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Oral Exam
  • PSA Blood Test (by referral)
  • Skin Exam
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Reduced Cost Mammography
  • Testes Exam (by referral)
  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer
  • Reduced Cost Cervical Cancer Testing
  • Cervical Cancer Testing (by referral)
  • Liquid-based Pap Test
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • CT Colonography (virtual colonoscopy)
  • Double-Contrast Barium Enema
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test
  • Stool DNA (by referral)
  • Prostate Screening (by referral)
  • Digital Rectal Exam (by referral)
  • Thyroid Exam (by referral)
  • Lymph Node Exam
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening (by referral)
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Human Papilloma Virus Test

American Cancer Society Services

  • Transportation Services
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Hope Lodge (by referral)
  • I Can Cope (by referral)
  • Lodging Services
  • Look Good... Feel Better
  • Patient Navigator Program
  • Reach to Recovery - Breast Cancer
  • Road to Recovery (by referral)

Nutrition Services

  • Screenings or assessments for nutrition-related concerns
  • Nutritional counseling and education