Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

81%

Patients that would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average

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™ (2018)

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

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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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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79%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
10% higher than the national average

81%

Would definitely recommend
11% 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%85%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%82%78%

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%88%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%63%66%

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%72%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%73%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Malea May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Arroyo

She's not a great doctor. Very untrustworthy. Says one thing, but then speaks another. I agree with other reviewers on how she treats patients.

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Oosterbaan

Pk May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Stein

May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Leitzen

She was a great person and 1 of the best doctors I ever knew

CHAD J FROST May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Holloway

I was very self conscious of my skin condition and have lived with it for years. Dr. Basko-Plluska was very kind and was able to make a diagnosis and start a treatment plan.

Carrie W. May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

Jeffery N. May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Gosse

Awesome,he's always at his best

Bennie Washington May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hamilton

Thomas Daves May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Klein

Thomas W Daves May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Bernstein

I adored Dr. Betty but my insurance changed and we both moved further away from eachother but she is tops in my book! I would go to her in a heartbeat.

Lynn Pfeifer May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Goldstein

A very knowledgeable and patient doctor. He listened to me with patience and understanding and explored all possibilities with me.

May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Barhoum

I scheduled consultation with dr. Tatch about my implants. He was in a hurry, very arrogant, told me things that other doctors laugh at. Now I received a bill for $130. Don't go there!

Olga Ulitsky May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Tatch

Pat Duncan May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Carqueville

She saved my wife's life by catching her skin cancer before it became bad. She also was able to diagnose a problem I had for years and I subsequently have had no issues since.

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Anyanwu

M. DeMichael May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Andrews

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Mass

Dr. Ahmed met with my mom and I today. He was very kind and compassionate and very articulate. He gave us bad news in the best possible way.

Tanya Taylor May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Ahmed

Best Urologist saved my life. Six years, very understanding compassionate, informative respectful and enthusiastic encouraging me.

Thomas Kapfer May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

I had gone to Dr. Tatch for removal of all 4 wisdom teeth in one day and he was phenomenal. In approximately 45 minutes, the teeth were removed and I was on my way home. I had no pain or complications and was well cared for afterward. Highly recommend.

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Tatch

I've been to 3 dermatologists I the last 3 years & Dr. Basko is the 1st that offered to freeze some of my age spots. Yeah! didn't know that was an option until today.

D. C. May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

Always had my best health first is never judgmental or negative. We work together on my health.

Mariann Carlton May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Sekharan

Great experience, appreciate the time spent with me to explain all options and protocols to elevate irritants.

Jessica B. May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Scheman

He is the most devoted doctor you'll ever find. Smart, competent, and he has a big heart... Super compassionate. He is a great Rheumatologist and internist. He'll keep testing until he gets to the bottom of it. He never gives up.

Eli May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

Merry Hirons May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Gandhi

Leif H Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Duyka

HM Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

Dr. Bernstein is an exceptional, highly-skilled health care provider. She instills trust and confidence - my surgery was quick and successful. The follow-up care could not have been better.

Klaus Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Bernstein

She was very helpful and explained all I need to do for my new skin regimen!

A. M. Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

she was so sweet and help put me on a plan to help achieve my goal

Toriana O. Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Morrison

same as above, very thorough

Anonymous Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

From the upfront staff and everyone in between, they were very friendly, helpful, resourceful and knowledgeable. I was treat like I was family and not just a patient. Thank you Dr. Basko and Team Jessica Guzman

Jessica G. Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

She takes a lot of time to listen and learn about symptoms. Treats me like individual and is genuine.

StillStanding Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Templer

Dr Marta Dudek is the absolute best ! She saved me twice in my life.

Sandy Wilson-Muriel Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Dudek

She was very understanding.I could understand her very well.

C F. Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

Dr Carmen Woods is such a compassionate, caring, and skilled doctor who is also a good listener. She helped me through a very sad time and saved my life.

Gail Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Woods

Christy Weigel Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Klein

Lonnie D Burke Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Dahdaleh

Always courteous; he and his whole staff. If you experience otherwise, please review your own disposition that solicits a response. Not judgmental, but direct and to the point, and always friendly. Made him laugh at my last visit.

Thomas Lauren Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Rabinowe

I have been new to this doctor as my previous endocrinologist moved out of state. Dr Meah has been very nice each visit, is very professional and personable. I recommend her for anyone looking for an endocrinologist.

John A Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Meah

Competent and caring. Excellent follow up. Very satisfied.

HEIDI C BERTRAM Apr 19 2020

Review for Dr. Braverman

I've been a patient of Dr. Lieberman for a while. He's a good doctor and overall, a good guy. However, I'm tired of his office staff being so rude and disrespectful! They have a bad attitude. They're on the front line, they represent the doctors. Drop the attitude and do your job!!

MARIE A CONENNA Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Lieberman

Jay Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Beach

Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Saltzman

Very rude and condescending. Not friendly at all. I have been a diabetic for 40 years since the age of 8. I don't deserve to be spoke to in this manner. Never have I came across such a callus doctor. Sana I hope you read this !

Troy Tucker Apr 15 2020

Review for Dr. Meah

ANDY S. Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Arroyo

This is an unlicensed physician who conned my insurance company. He is a dangerous man who runs the adult industry.

Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Smookler

Mel, Wisconsin Apr 12 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

He has been my Doc and became a good friend over many years. I moved away to Minnesota and I still prefer to come back to see him for my twice a year physical.

Larry Hannula Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Garland

Bridget G. Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Scheman

She used her knowledge and experience to quickly assess my situation. She is caring and easy to talk to .

Patricia W. Apr 10 2020

Review for Dr. Basko-Plluska

She is one of the best gastro doctors. She is very patient, smart, kind, and always has ways to help the patients. She will take time to answer your questions and respond to your messages on my chart. She finds new ways to her patients and has a really good memory.

Penny Betmudez Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Guentner

I have been her patent for well over ten years. She and her staff are awesome. Never a long wait and she never hurries you through an appointment. I highly recommend her.

Awesome doctor Apr 09 2020

Review for Dr. Siegel

He is a great person. On my first visit, I knew I found my doctor. It is a friendly office. I will highly recommend Dr. Greenspan.

Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Greenspan

Dr Koski gently explained his plan thoroughly, clearly, and cared about future quality of my life in his surgery decisions. His work was remarkable and I am so grateful.

Susan Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Koski

Lupus was ruled out for me by Dr Hozman & I’m very grateful!

Duschan Musikovski Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

The Dr. was attentive to my concerns and problems. He gave me options and was supportive of my decisions. My surgery went very well. He is friendly and respectful.

Jean Apr 02 2020

Review for Dr. Gandhi

This Doctor has one of the best "bedside manners" I've ever encountered. Her genuine care is very disarming. I don't enjoy being ill, but I know I'll be well taken care of by a true and knowledgeable professional.

Gunnar Williamson Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Kharasch

Thank you for helping me rule out my positive ANA !

Shannie Russell Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

Lawrence Henrikson Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

Awesome , Dr Hozman took a lot of time in reviewing my clinical signs and symptoms to identify if my partner had lupus !

Mark Bing Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

Dr Hozman was very helpful addressing my RA & I’m very well controlled .

Gina Marie Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

excellent service as always..

Arthur S. Mar 30 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Mar 29 2020

Review for Dr. Allen

Very pleased

Ron Mar 28 2020

Review for Dr. Tate

My family has autoimmune disease and Dr Hozman has helped me live without pain and have my symptoms under control .

Rebecca Smith Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

My pain and aches were all over my back and legs and Dr Hozman has helped change my life !

Diana Rodriguez Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

I had a positive ANA and was very worried but Dr Hozman was very confident in the tests he ordered that my ANA was actually negative !

Heidi Antonietti Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

I had pain in my knees and Dr Hozman is the only Rheumatologist that’s been able to identify the perfect place to inject cortisone. Thank you Dr Hozman for helping me be mobile again !

Homa Keivan Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

I have tendionitis in my right knee and it is doing so much better after seeing Dr Hozman . He ruled out a blood clot with an ultra sound which relieved my anxiety .

Heidi Keivan Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

I had joint pain and a rash and went to Dr Hozman and he is diagnosed me quickly and my psoriasis is under control !

Maryam Judar Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hozman

Ginny Mitamura Mar 25 2020

Review for Dr. Koski

Dr. Hardy replaced my hip and knee. He is not only a great surgeon but a patient man who takes time to explain the medical details of the operation and what to expect in recovery. He also has basic common sense and has a great staff. I would recommend him to everyone.

F. Shanghai Mar 22 2020

Review for Dr. Hardt

she is very professional, and listened carefully to my concerns, an excellent surgeon.

Maureen S. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

I visit yearly - it's always pleasant and professional

Gregor L. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Very satisfied with Dr. Singh-Behl for many years.

Allan R. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Went great! The best!

S. K. Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

always listening and always paying attention to all the details

Anonymous Mar 20 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Greenberg

Flawless. Everything explained. All questions answered quickly in an emphatic fashion

Gordon Fenton Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Koski

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Sorensen

Ameizing Dr. Very professional. Thank you very much. I recommend her. ????????

Danuta Mioduchowska Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Rose

This was a routine skin check, but she took time to examine me carefully, was professional and personable.

Sharon H. Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

very professional

Cindy K. Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

spends as much time as needed to answer all questions

Anonymous Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Denise Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Barhoum

Diane P Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Bernstein

Dr Sorenson has treated me for several foot issues last yr; toe fracture and surgery to fix a cyst in my heal. All went smoothly and no issues. The support staff is great, friendly and helpful.

Bruce Y Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Sorensen

They are the very best of the best

W. H. Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Tatch

I always feel welcome and comfortable expressing any concerns.

K. C. Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Very professional office staff!

Michael G. Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

always very kind, patient and thorough

Kathleen D. Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Great practical wisdom in treatment plans. Explained diagnosis really well and gave me confidence that I can with success take the steps needed to improve my health. Great doctor!

Arman Sheffey Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Munir

I have always had a great experience, she is very thorough and explains everything. The staff is also Awesome

Laura L. Mar 13 2020

Review for Dr. Singh-Behl

Location

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

1000 N Westmoreland Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045