Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

82%

Patients that would definitely recommend

12% higher than the national average

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is a medical facility located in Lake Forest, IL. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital

2 ratings were better than expected

10 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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80%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

11% higher than the national average

82%

Would definitely recommend

12% higher than the national average

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%83%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%84%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%68%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%62%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%89%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%57%53%

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%71%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%75%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Greenspan is a kind caring physician. He is friendly and warm. He ability to deal with our daughter issues has gone a long way toward resolving her issues and problems.

May 27 2022

Review for Dr. Greenspan

Dr. Bussell is my GP. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and always on time.

Barbara Simon May 26 2022

Review for Dr. Bussell

ChicagoGirl1988 May 26 2022

Review for Dr. Stevoff

Best doctor. Over 10 years ago my internal medicine doc said she's the one you want to see and he was right. She's on top of every detail and always warm and caring.

May 25 2022

Review for Dr. Park

Dr.Babu’s medical demeanor was quite impressive. He made it a point to explain everything thoroughly including all the treatment options. I’ll definitely be returning if my pain returns.

BrieAnna May 25 2022

Review for Dr. Babu

Location

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

660 N Westmoreland Rd, Lake Forest IL 60045

CallDirections

(847) 348-8459

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Contact Us

660 N Westmoreland Rd

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Directions

(847) 348-8459