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Emergency Services

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s emergency department is among the top 5 percent in the nation, according to HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

The hospital is one of only 263 nationwide to earn HealthGrades’ prestigious 2012 “Emergency Medicine Excellence Award.” This designation puts Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in an exclusive group of high-performing hospitals.

The findings are based on an analysis of more than seven million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010. The HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals report focused on 12 of the most common and life-threatening medical emergencies among that patient population, including heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

While no one ever expects to need a trip to the emergency room, it’s comforting to know superior care is available right in your own community. Other key findings of the HealthGrades report include: 

  • Medicare patients treated at hospitals recognized with a HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award had, on average, a 41.52 percent lower risk of death compared to patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
  • If all hospitals performed at the level of the Emergency Medicine Excellence Award recipient hospitals from 2008 through 2010, an additional 170,856 people could have potentially survived their emergency hospitalization.

Each room in the Emergency Department is private so you and your family can support one another without distractions from other patients.  There are 20 patient rooms, with two specialized trauma rooms for more severe situations. 

The Emergency Department also has five rooms that are specially designated for taking care of little ones.  These rooms have been beautifully decorated with a custom-designed mural featuring familiar scenes from Chicago, including Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Our Emergency Room experience offers two major benefits over ordinary hospitals.  We are focused on minimizing the wait.  We do this through bedside registration and a system that has been designed with flow of patients in mind.

All physicians are board certified and credentialed for Advanced Critical Life Support (ACLS) and PALS, which is a specific certification for Advanced Life Support for children.


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