Provident Hospital of Chicago is a 113-bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois at:
500 E 51st Street
Chicago IL 60615
Provident Hospital of Chicago is a part of the Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) providing integrated health services to residents and visitors throughout the county's metropolitan area, especially those on Chicago's south side. The entire healthcare system provides care to over 300,000 patients every year to the local community. The facility offers same-day surgical procedures, primary care, critical care services, and family practice care.
More than 50% of all inpatient and outpatient care at Provident Hospital of Cook County is provided to Medicaid patients, and nearly 20% are Medicare patients. According to the Illinois Hospital Report between April and 2016 and March 31, 2017, only four out of every ten patients understood their follow-up care after leaving a hospital to ensure they healed completely.
Common health care services provided by the facility include treatment and care for:
- Asthma and bronchitis
- Bunionectomy (bunion removal)
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cellulitis (subcutaneous connective tissue inflammation)
- Chest pain
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Diabetes (with and without major complications)
- digestive disorders
- Heart failure (with and without major complications)
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Lens procedures
- Lesion excision
- Male genital diagnostic procedures
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopic
- Urinary tract infections
The facility opened in January 1891 providing care to the African-American community for 96 years before closing in 1987 due to rising health care costs. In 1990, the federal government sold the hospital to Cook County to continue providing healthcare in the inner city. The county invested $58 million in upgrading equipment and clinical systems before reopening in August 1993. Today it is a community public teaching hospital providing primary an ambulatory care health services to the community.
According to the Illinois Hospital Report Card, the percentage of nursing hours worked by hospital-employed registered nurses in the medical-surgical field was 91.4% in 2016, which is significantly lower than the Illinois State average of 97.95%. The percentage of contracted registered nurses providing medical care and surgical assistance at the hospital is 9.86% which is significantly higher than the Illinois State average of 2.05%. (January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016)
Currently, Provident Hospital of Chicago does not have any state designations.
According to data supplied by the hospital to the Illinois Department of Health and other agencies, Provident Hospital Of Chicago reported the following medical errors which may be of concern to patients and their families.
- Accidental Puncture and Laceration (10/1/10 to 9/30/11) 2 out of 2,170 patients
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