Presence Saint Joseph named one of region’s top hospitals

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Implementing lifesaving techniques like therapeutic hypothermia help make PSJMC one of the top hospitals in the Chicago area. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

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What does Joliet’s very own, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center(PSJMC) have in common with Northwestern, Rush, University of Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center?

They were all selected as hospitals to consider if you or a family member finds out they have a serious illness. Chicago Magazine’s recently ranked PSJMC among the best hospitals in the Chicago area.

Of the 97 hospitals in the six-county metro area, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet ranked eleventh on the prestigious list. The magazine analyzed data on medical quality from various sources, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The data was weighted by topics of survival, reputation, facilities and services, staffing, and safety.

Presence Saint Joseph was specifically acclaimed for the Medical Center’s robust subspecialties in cancer, neurology, and orthopedics. The magazine also recognized that as part of the newly formed Presence Health, PSJMC now has an expanded potential for collaboration with providers throughout the entire Chicago metro area.

The elite ranking also took into account the Hospital Safety Scores awarded by the Leapfrog Group. Saint Joe’s in Joliet was recently awarded an “A” grade based on the Medical Center’s excellence in managing preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

“We are extraordinarily proud to have received this honor, which highlights the exceptional performance of our physicians, nurses and staff,” said Beth Hughes, president and CEO. “Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center remains committed to providing the very best quality of health care to the entire south suburbs.”

The full Chicago article is available on-line at www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2013/Top-Hospitals-Chicago-and-Suburbs/.

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center is a regional referral center recognized for overall Clinical Excellence. Serving Will and surrounding counties, including the southwest Chicago suburbs, PSJMC offers private patient rooms and world-class health care. Designated as a Primary Stroke Center, PSJMC’s Neuroscience Institute also provides the area’s only 24/7 neurosurgeons, neurologists and neurointerventionalists. PSJMC has also been recognized nationally for advanced cardiac care including a world-class open heart program, family-centered obstetrics, and a Level II Trauma Center.

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center is part of the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, with over 150 sites of care. Presence is recently established through a merger of Mokena-based Provena Health and Chicago-based Resurrection Healthcare.

Visit us on the web at www.provena.org/stjoes for more information.

—Provided by Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center