Advocate Children's Heart Institute Receives Highest National Quality Rating for Third Consecutive Time
Jan 21, 2016 9:19 AM -
Downers Grove, IL -- For the third consecutive time, the Advocate Children's Heart Institute has earned the highest national quality rating -- three stars -- for its pediatric cardiovascular surgery program from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Advocate Children's Heart Institute is part of Advocate Children's Hospital, with two main campuses in Oak Lawn and Park Ridge. "It is gratifying to see that the drive of our team together with the combination of medicine, science and advanced technology available to us has had the result of lowering risks for our patients," said Michel Ilbawi, M.D., Surgical Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Advocate Children's Hospital. "To achieve the STS rating for a third time demonstrates our commitment to the health of the many exceptionally vulnerable babies and children we care for and, most importantly, that we are successful in helping so many children live healthier lives."