Palos Community Hospital

75%

Patients that would definitely recommend
5% 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

America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

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

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

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

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

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

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

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

1 rating was worse than expected

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • 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
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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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).

Learn more about patient experience
75%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
6% higher than the national average

75%

Would definitely recommend
5% higher than the national average

Palos Community Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%79%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%87%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

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

100%50%0%69%66%

Palos Community Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%56%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%66%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Repaired a knee ligament after a snowmobile accident and I am back to normal after surgery in the winter. He did a fantastic job.

Mark Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Shah

Ben O'Connor Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

Cataract surgery and follow up visits on both eyes went very smoothly and great results.

John Van Groningen May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Krates

Excellent surgeon. Very talented staff. Procedure came out perfect. Very pleased.

Walter Gorczowski May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Krates

Very professional and well informed staff. I felt that I was in good hands from my first appointment through my surgeries.

Neal Wells May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Krates

Jan May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Lim

Dr. Garras was very personable and gave me a thorough evaluation.

Rebecca Howe May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Garras

DM May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Shah

Very knowledgeable and understanding

Dean Carlson May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

Dr. Lim is an excellent surgeon.. He always will give suggestions n options such as pain medication, PT, back brace, steroid injections before doing surgery! He’s not one of those MD’s that can’t wait to cut you!!

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Lim

TOP notch doctor of mine for many years...see's my family, too. Can't say enough. Thorough, patient, and super friendly. Makes an awkward visit as pleasant as it can possibly be.

May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

doctor pierpaoli was on time and had the time to answer anyone of my questions.He really cares about my well being! His staff is friendly and professional.

john fitzgerald May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

Vera Mcdonnell May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Bryant

Had to have prostrate surgery and Dr. Sylora was exceptional from start to finish. Surgery was successful and he was easy to talk to and very upfront and helpful. Would highly recommend him and his staff.

Denny V. May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Sylora

Judy Chessare May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Raminski

I completely agree with the previous reviews. Dr. is a real caring professional and listens and answers all my questions. He is so concerned about my health issues.

Jim McVady May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

Has always explained things in a easy way to understand. I have had a couple of procedures preformed and I was very pleased with how they were done. Only complaint would be it sometimes takes a long time waiting at the office to have an appointment finished.

Len Hermanson May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

Had cataracts one with specialty lenses and am so very pleased. Dr Krates is very professional and courteous. Instructions give explain everything. His office staff and the nurses and staff at the surgery center are wonderful and work so well with Dr Krates.

Karyn M May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Krates

Dr Krates and his staff were great as were surgery center nurses. I would highly recommend Dr Krates. Seeing beautiful 2 days removed from cataract surgery.

Mike Small May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Krates

Denise May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

I have been a patient of Dr. Raminski for quite a few years. He was originally recommended to me by a friend. I have found him to be very knowledgeable, trust worthy, caring and thoughtful. I would highly recommend him.

Peter May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Raminski

Doctor gave recommendations that fit my needs. He gave options that appealed to me. He was pleasant and clear

Judy O May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Redondo

I appreciated how kind and reassuring Dr Rajjoub was. He is an excellent doctor and great bedside manor. Explained the whole process and made me feel at ease right away.

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Rajjoub

He is an amazing doctor. I have enormous faith and respect for him.

Dawn Shaughnessy May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Lim

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Redondo

He is kind, straight forward, honest. Great personality. He explains your options in a way that is easy to understand

May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Lim

Daniel Perak May 19 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

Michelle Harris May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Vasavada

Doctor was friendly but the visit seemed rushed. I had questions that I wanted to ask but he never came back.

May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

Lizbeth E Channic May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Krates

I went in with my sister who has been having serious issues and she’s concerned she went to Dr bologna for help he seemed to not give a crap and told her if she’s gonna ask questions she should just go I felt horrible for her and told her to look for a new doctor ASAP.

Pat Castro May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Badlani

Dissatisfied patient May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Chow

Sharon Smith May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Steinberg

Larry M. May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Raminski

May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Beri

Short, sweet and to the point.

May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

rita ryan May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

Very thorough with my care& very happy with my surgery! Hoping my recovery is just as great! Would recommend Dr. Leonard highly for shoulder care & surgery!

Marge Mehas May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

Dr. Pierpaoli is a very friendly and professional. He listens to your concerns and has the answer to your questions. I used to go to an associate in his office but later switched to Dr. Pierpaoli and glad I did. I wish I swithched years earlier.

Joseph J Leyendecker May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Ferrel

Stay away!!! Did not make it to the hospital for birth once he arrived he made a stupid comment to me did not give me a discharge or prescribed any medicine didnt even notified me that i have to do a 6 week check up! Stay away worst experience ever with a doctor.

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Lekovic

Dr. Garras could not have been more helpful...he was understanding and empathetic to my situation. He gave me a few options with regards to treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Garras if you are having ankle/Achilles tendon issues. He is very thorough and listens to your concerns.

L Pauly May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Garras

my visit was informing and the Dr. Leonard was very nice

JoAnne Witherspoon May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

professional and always on time with my appointments

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

follow up to hospital visit

Edwin Janik May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Panozzo

follow up from radiation

Edwin Janik May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

Dr. Pierpaoli takes time to listen to all our concerns and learn about our day to day life challenges and issues. Explains things so we clearly understand. Professional yet friendly.

Joseph S. Goddard May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

Everything was great! Doctor is very detailed and checks everything! I love Dr.Miller and her team.

K.S May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

Mildred Blanchard May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Garras

Office people are always friendly. Doc is always upbeat and smiling. Very easy to communicate with

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

Very professional yet friendly. His assessment brought me relief.

Chris M. May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Lim

I would definitely let people know about Dr Branovacki and what a great job he does

Mike Lyman May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

Dr Steinberg was personable, easy to talk to, he showed he cared.

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Steinberg

america odeh May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Bajaj

Thaomas Moran May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Garras

Always remembers me and my condition. Explains X-ray reading and what it means, does not push any treatment but lets me decide.

May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

FIRST RESPONDER & PATIENT May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Elser

Dr Pierpaoli has a great personality. He makes you feel very comfortable. This is a person you would want as a friend.

May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

Great guy. Takes the time to listen to your concerns

Larry May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Arndt

BJacks May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Garras

Everyone is kind and respectful and Dr. Leonard is fabulous

Maria G Engelmann May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

Dr. Lim always listens to your questions & concerns, then gives you an explanation that us non medical people can understand. I highly recommend Dr. Lim.

May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Lim

A friendly, quite knowledgeable professional. Highly recommend him.

Bill May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

We were very happy with our appointment with Dr. Pierpaoli. Explained what the problem was. Answered our questions , and took the time with us. We will recommend Dr. Pierpaoli.

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Pierpaoli

May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Abboud

I'm impressed with DrLim. Good bedside manner. Clear, concise, on time.

Roseanne Rega May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Lim

I was nervous but he reassured me that he would monitor and manage my care until I felt relief from my pain.

ulaine d rosemon May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

Excellent doctor. Takes his time and explained all options. Cares about his patients

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

I like the way the assessment of my condition was explained and my options were spelled out rather than just rushing me to make any on the spot decisions.

Dominic S. May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

Great Dr takes time to answer all your questions

Gregory Gray May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

Vicki May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Liston

Erin Brown May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Rajjoub

I was very confident with Dr. Wardell. My husband had a hip replacement right before me and raved about him. So glad that I used him too!! Very knowledgeable!! Very very pleased with the results of my hip replacement too!!!

May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Wardell

Chris May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Romberg

shirley guendling May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ozcan

Great appointment, on time, friendly staff and doctor who took time to explain things in easy to understand way.

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

Very satisfied with Dr. Steinberg and office staff. Very knowledgeable in his field and you will find him very easy to consult with. Office appointments are as prompt as you could ask for.

May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Steinberg

I had originally went to Dr Herzog after vasectomy complications done by another group. He was very helpful and explained information clearly to me. He also was able to correct the complication and put me on a better path to recovery.

Matt M May 01 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

Hands down most proficient, BEST orthopedic doctor I could ever have been referred to!! Great guy, great bedside manner, superb surgeon and doctor. Love this guy!!

Brian L Tinman Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Weber

Great doctor. He is able to explain complex surgery to the lay person and displays excellent "bedside manner."

Fred J. Gillen Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Leonard

She’s a v nice physician and a person. Humorous and genuine. She went out of the way for my mother.

Sherry Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hanif

Excellent physician V compassionate and thorough. She took her time and explained everything. Love her

Mirjana Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Hanif

M.Walus Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

T.C Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Miller

Apr 26 2020

Review for Dr. Weber

Dr. Branovacki was very kind and compassionate and explained everything and answered any questions I had. I am healing very well and it is such a blessing to have such a wonderful doctor who took away my hip pain with my new hip and continues to take such good care of me.

Karen O. Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

Joe M. Apr 25 2020

Review for Dr. Raminski

Went to see the Doctor after an unsuccessful knee replacement from Parkview Ortho. received a revision on February 4th and feel better than ever. i definitely recommend Dr. Bronavachi.

Ed Dorans Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

He was able to find a solution for my right knee replacements. It took a few tries but, I am doing awesome

JANIE L KOSTECKA Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

Very good experience. Dr. Steinberg and staff made me feel very comfortable. All my questions were answered and a treatment plan was decided upon. I would highly recommend this MD.

Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Steinberg

Very good! He's been my urologist for around 5 years now and has cured me of a second bout of bladder cancer. I would recommend him highly!

Bob Doherty Apr 24 2020

Review for Dr. Steinberg

dr took his time to answer all my questions

Jerry Jukich Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Herzog

Tmusselman26 Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Semba

Eric Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Raminski

Professional and sincere patient concern.

John Glatz Apr 22 2020

Review for Dr. Garras

Very Professional. I pray for him and his family, his staff and all other First Responders from Doctors to Custodians and their families.

Kenneth Lewis Apr 21 2020

Review for Dr. Branovacki

Location

Palos Community Hospital

12251 S 80th Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463