ILCA Members at Advocate Christ Hospital 95th and Cicero
The average (median) time patients spent in the emergency department at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center was 77 minutes. This compares to the Illinois average of 49 minutes and the national average of 52 minutes.
The hospital provides television service in patient rooms. There is also a Molenhouse Chapel available to all patients and visitors.
Level III Perinatal Center
The Level III Perinatal Center has a skilled staff and facilities designed to help at-risk pregnant women and babies. Specialized genetic and fetal diagnostic services are available to help identify potential issues and prevent complications.
The goal of Risk Appropriate Perinatal Care is to increase the percentage of infants born in hospitals that operate level III perinatal centers. Increasing the number of babies delivered in hospitals that are capable of providing level III perinatal care is an important step toward reducing neonatal mortality rates.
Advocate Christ Medical Center has received national recognition for excellence from U.S. News & World Report, as well as Healthgrades. We have also earned the highest rating for patient safety from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Visit our hospital to learn more.
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The NICU is where medical professionals will care for newborns with complications in pregnancy and delivery or those who experience health issues after birth. There are four different levels of NICUs — Level I, Level II, Level III and Level IV — and the higher the level, the more specialized the care.
Newborns who need Level 2 NICU care have more serious health conditions than those in Level 1 but do not require significant surgery or breathing support. A Level II NICU will typically have pediatric surgical sub specialists and 24-hour access to medical and nursing specialists who specialize in newborns.
The Level IV NICU is the highest level of neonatal intensive care available and is able to treat the sickest and smallest babies, including those born at very low gestational ages (less than 32 weeks). It includes a range of medical and nursing specialists as well as pediatric surgical sub specialists who can perform surgery on the youngest patients.
High-Risk Pregnancy Management
Pregnancy is a time of joy and hope, but for some women it can also be a time of stress and anxiety. This is especially true for those who have elevated risk for complications during pregnancy.
Many different things can make a pregnancy high risk, including a health condition that exists before the pregnancy or that develops during the pregnancy for the mother or baby. Age is another factor, as mothers over 35 are more likely to have pregnancy complications than those who are under 17.
If you are pregnant and have a medical history that puts you at increased risk for complications, our OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialists can provide expert care throughout your pregnancy. We offer comprehensive care management services through the Care Management for High Risk Pregnancy (CMHRP) program, which is Medicaid approved.
Comprehensive Cancer Program
The Comprehensive Cancer Program aims to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality and optimize quality of life. The program supports a community-driven approach that integrates prevention, screening, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.
CDC works with groups that fight cancer in state, local, tribal and island communities to create plans that lower cancer rates. These groups are called cancer coalitions. They are guided by priorities set by CDC.
Advancing basic research that transforms science into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. Program members focus on high impact translational research, including genomics, population sciences, and hematologic malignancies. They also develop innovative interventions to reduce health disparities, and enhance cancer care delivery. The program also supports clinical standards for oncologic surgery and advocates for patients and survivors.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
ILCA members are breastfeeding experts who help mothers, babies, and families thrive. Whether they are helping new moms learn to breastfeed or troubleshooting nipple pain, low milk supply, clogged ducts, or latching issues, they understand that every family’s journey into parenthood is different.
IBCLCs work in many settings including hospitals, outpatient lactation clinics, community health, WIC offices, private physician’s offices, and home-visiting agencies. They also serve as leaders in the field of lactation and contribute to global public health through their research, advocacy, professional development, and leadership.
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