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 $783 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2014.
L.E.A.R.N., the acronym for Advocate Health Care’s innovative RN orientation, incorporates principles of experiential learning using skills stations, simulation and standardized patients. L.E.A.R.N. stands for “Launching Excellence for Associates and Registered Nurses.”
Advocate Health Care, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is the largest fully integrated health care delivery system in the state of Illinois. It is recognized as one of the leading health care systems in the country. Related to both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate is a not-for-profit provider of health care services. Its faith-based mission, in place for more than 100 years, is to serve the health needs of individuals, families and communities through a wholistic approach to health care that provides quality care and service, and treats each patient with respect, integrity and dignity. To guide its relationships and actions, Advocate embraces the five values of compassion, equality, excellence, partnership and stewardship. – less