Advocate Lutheran General is a teaching, research and patient-care hospital. As a Level 1 Trauma Center,…More patients from far-flung suburbs who have been in accidents or are suffering acute health episodes are often flown to its rooftop heliport for intensive level care.
The hospital is one of the largest in the Chicago area with 645 beds. Niles and Park Ridge residents watched as cranes hovered over it for much of 2009 as a new eight-story patient tower was constructed.
The hospital offers classes and programs to the community. It has won many awards for its care and has earned the Magnet distinction, a credential for a high level of nursing care. Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital is also at this location.