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Advocate Doctors Named Tops by Chicago Magazine

DOWNERS GROVE, IL--(Marketwired - January 08, 2014) - Nearly 60 Advocate Health Care physicians are named as Top Docs by Chicago Magazine. The list, featured in the magazine's January edition, recognizes physicians across Chicagoland who are nominated by their peers. 

Each year, Chicago Magazine partners with Castle Connolly Medical, a New York City-based health care research company, to highlight the list of outstanding physicians in Chicago's six-county area for the biennial survey.

The Advocate physicians who made the 2014 list are affiliated with Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Dreyer Medical Group, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Advocate South Suburban Hospital and Advocate Trinity Hospital.

"We are honored to have our physicians named as some of the finest in the region," said Jim Skogsbergh, president and chief executive officer of Advocate Health Care. "The recognition reflects their commitment to providing the safest and highest quality of care to those patients we are privileged to serve." 

Believing that doctors are the best judges of other doctors' expertise, surveys were sent to all licensed physicians in the country. The questionnaires asked them to nominate doctors in their own specialties and primary care physicians who they believed are among the best in their field based on education, board certification and bedside manner.

As the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest in the Midwest, Advocate has more than 6,000 affiliated physicians and was most recently ranked in 2013 as one of the nation's premier health systems by Truven Health Analytics for a 5th time.

Click here to view the full list of Advocate doctors named in Chicago Magazine's 2014 list. 

About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation's Top 5 largest health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state's largest integrated children's network, five Level I trauma centers (the state's highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area's largest home health care companies and one of the region's largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $614 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2012.

Vincent Pierri
Manager, Public Affairs
Advocate Health Care
3075 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
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C: 847.997.6294

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