Advocate Condell Hospital Highly Recommended
Having recently had two different members of my immediate family, hospitalized at various hospitals in Northern, Illinois I just had to write a review of the wonderful care and facility that is Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. This is by far the best hospital in the area and I would definitely recommend it to anyone whether you are visiting an Emergency Room, having surgery, or even having a baby.
Level 1 Trauma Center
Advocate Condell Medical Center is located in Libertyville at 801 S. Milwaukee Ave./Rt. 21. It is also the first Level 1 Trauma Center in Lake County Illinois. Level one means that this hospital’s emergency treatment receives the state’s highest rating. The emergency room is excellent and twice I brought ill family members to the Emergency Room at Advocate Condell and each time they were seen within minutes by emergency care personnel who provided accurate and immediate emergency care. They also diagnosed my son’s illness after another hospital failed to do so several weeks earlier.
Great Facility – Comfortable Rooms
I have had family members this year admitted at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Lake Forest Hospital and at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Advocate Condell was the best of these hospitals by far! Lake Forest Hospital was a nice facility, but staff were not particularly friendly and I found the rooms to be small, crowded and stuffy. At Advocate Condell the rooms are generally larger and the staff were far more accommodating, helpful and friendly.
Service and Compassion
I was very impressed while waiting at the Emergency Room at Advocate Condell one night, finding it difficult to stay awake while waiting for my son. One of the clerks at the front desk actually was kind enough to offer me coffee and then she went and got it and served it to me! Later she brought me an ice water.This kind of wonderful treatment to visitors is not a rare occurrence at Advocate Condell. On another day when a family member was having surgery, a coffee cart came around to the waiting room and brought drinks to anyone who wanted something and the service was free of charge. Plus the coffee was excellent!
Dr. Arkan Alrashid-Gastroenterology
As the primary information person for several members of my family I had an opportunity to meet a number of the physicians on staff at Advocate Condell Medical Center. Dr. Arkan Alrashid in gastroenterology is excellent. He was caring, knowledgeable, friendly and took time to explain things in terms I could easily understand and he also gave me his business card and encouraged me to call if I had any questions. Later on, I did have to call him and he was easy to reach, sympathetic to my issues and answered my questions thoroughly.
Dr. William Watson-Sugery
For surgery I came to know Dr. William Watson while I had family at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He performed gall bladder surgery on my son and handled care of his pancreatitis. He was very professional and easy to talk with and he also gave me his business card so that I could call on him if I had any questions.
I have had family in hospitals in other parts of Northern Illinois and in other areas of the country and never have I known a doctor who would give me his/her business card and encourage my calls. Twice the doctors at Advocate Condell Medical Center did this for me.
Many weeks after my son recovered I had to return to Advocate Condell with my husband. Doctor Alrashid not only remembered me and my family, he called me by name and also inquired about how my son was doing. Of course, he continued to provide great care for my husband as well.
Advocate Condell Medical Center not only has a beautiful facility with comfortable rooms they also have excellent doctors and great nurses. This hospital is truly top notch. I enjoyed the comfort of their waiting rooms, the nice little coffee shop on the main floor, the overall cleanliness of everything, and the other details that made the hospital a special place. They have beautiful tropical fish tanks, lovely art work, new TV’s to watch, and free internet access in most of the hospital.
Advocate Condell Medical Center currently is a 271 bed facility. However, there is a major renovation underway which will give the facility an additional 90 beds and will then make the facility an all private room hospital. The project is estimated to cost more than$ 103 million and should open in March 2011.
The people of Northern Illinois and particularly those of us in Lake County Illinois are truly lucky to have a facility like Advocate Condell Medical Center available to us in the event we need a hospital. At Advocate Condell Medical Center you will find excellent treatment whether you go there for emergency treatment, surgery, or even maternity care. I truly appreciate the kindness and skill of the staff at this hospital, and I highly recommend Advocate Condell Medical Center. My overall score for this hospital is an appreciate A+.
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