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Advocate Health Care Overview

Downers Grove, IL
10000+ employees
1995
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

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Advocate Health Care – Why Work For Us?



About Advocate

Advocate is named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics and is the largest health system in Illinois. Our faith based, not- for-profit health system is based in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Advocate has the largest emergency and Level I Trauma network in Illinois.

Advocate treats more pediatric patients than any other hospital or system in the state, and more people trust their hearts to Advocate than to any other hospital or system in the state. Additionally, Advocate diagnoses and treats more cancer than any other hospital or system in Illinois. These numbers are important because health research shows there is a positive relationship between the number of procedures performed and quality outcomes.

Advocate offers more than 250 sites of care, with 12 acute-care hospitals, including a children’s hospital with two campuses and the state’s largest integrated children’s network.

Advocate is recognized as one of the Top 100 Workplaces to work in Chicago, we are one of Chicagoland’s largest employers with more than 35,000 associates, including 6,300 affiliated physicians and nearly 10,000 nurses.

Advocate has one of the largest home health companies in the state.

Six Advocate hospitals have earned Magnet Recognition from the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) including, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Advocate Sherman Hospital. Magnet status represents hospital-wide teamwork and dedication to creating a positive environment, which helps attract the best physicians and nurses, resulting in better overall care for our patients.

In 2014, five Advocate Health Care hospitals, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, were named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

Advocate Health Care has the state’s largest physician network of primary care physicians, specialists and sub-specialists.

Advocate has academic and teaching affiliations with all major universities in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Our four teaching hospitals include Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.

  • Condell Medical Center
    801 South Milwaukee Avenue on Condell Drive
    Libertyville, IL 60048
  • Eureka Hospital
    101 S. Major Street
    Eureka, Illinois 61530
  • Good Shepherd Hospital
    450 West Highway 22
    Barrington, IL 60010
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    836 West Wellington Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60657
  • Lutheran General Hospital
    1775 Dempster Street
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
  • Trinity Hospital
    2320 East 93rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60617
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
    1425 N. Randall Rd.
    Elgin, IL 60123
  • BroMenn Medical Center
    1304 Franklin Avenue
    Normal, Illinois 61761
  • Christ Medical Center
    4440 West 95th Street
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    3815 Highland Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
    4440 West 95th Street
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
    1775 Dempster Street
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
  • South Suburban Hospital
    17800 South Kedzie Avenue
    Hazel Crest, IL 60429​

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Advocate Nursing

Greetings from Advocate's Chief Nurse Executives

Dear Nursing Colleague,

This is an exciting time to be an Advocate Nurse!  Across our 12 acute care facilities, more than 250 outpatient locations, home health, hospice, occupational health and corporate services, Advocate employs more than 9,000 nursing professionals dedicated to excellence in patient care delivery, research and education. Whether at the bedside or at the center of clinical innovation and policy development, our nurses are impacting the way care is delivered across the continuum.

   

Advocate's core values of compassion, equality, excellence, partnership and stewardship provide the foundation for our patient-centered care model in which the patient and family are the nucleus. Our nurses embody this through evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and tenacity toward delivering exceptional clinical outcomes.

We are committed to the promotion of lifelong learning and ongoing development. We offer a rich portfolio of resources for the Advocate Nurse, including advancement through our STEPs program, mentoring, and support in pursing advanced degrees and certifications. As the healthcare landscape changes, the Advocate Nurse will be poised and prepared to lead the way. 

Four Advocate medical centers have been designated as Magnet institutions and the remaining sites have begun the journey to ensure maintenance of the highest standards of nursing excellence. Our objective is to ensure that Advocate is a destination where our nurses can serve, grow and thrive.

Please take a moment to explore our website to learn more about us.

We hope that you will consider joining our ranks!


Advocate Physicians

Advocate 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 with 12 hospitals, including five of the nation’s 100 Top 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 and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups.

The nonprofit, mission-based health system was formed in 1995 when the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ combined. Based in Downers Grove, Ill., Advocate contributed $783 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2014.

Expertise through experience

Research shows there is a positive relationship between the number of procedures performed and quality outcomes. Advocate’s experience makes it the trusted health care leader in Illinois:


  • Trusted by more people for heart health than any other hospital or system in the state.
  • Operates the largest emergency and Level I Trauma network in the state.
  • Treats more pediatric patients than any other hospital or system in the Illinois.
  • Diagnoses and treats more cancer than anyone else in Illinois.

Education & Environment

Advocate Health Care has the state’s largest physician network of primary care physicians, specialists and sub-specialists. Advocate is dedicated to creating career-development opportunities in a positive work environment.

  • Among Chicagoland’s largest employers with more than 35,000 associates, including 6,300 affiliated physicians and nearly 10,000 nurses.
  • Academic and teaching affiliations with all major universities in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
  • Trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals – Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center – than any other health system in the state.
  • One of the Best Places to Work in Illinois as recognized by the Business Ledger.

Honors & Achievements

Advocate’s mission to provide the highest level of care available has resulted in a series of
national recognitions.

  • Six Advocate hospitals have earned Magnet Recognition from the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC): Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Good Samaritan, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Sherman Hospital.
  • Five Advocate Health Care hospitals were named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics in 2015: Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

It's rewarding to be an Advocate associate!

When you make Advocate Health Care your career choice, you’ll be working at a great place to work and grow.  You’ll also receive outstanding benefits as part of a total rewards package designed to inspire you with possibilities for your future. 

Our comprehensive benefits support your health, financial and emotional well-being, help you balance work and life, and encourage you to keep learning and developing.

We take care of your health.

  • Medical Benefits - Through your choice of Advocate Centered EPO, HMO or PPO plan coverage
  • Dental Benefits - Through your choice of three coverage options: the Dental HMO, the MetLife Preferred Dentist Program or the MetLife PDP with Orthodontia, MetLife Value Plan
  • Vision Benefits - Through the Advocate Vision Plan
  • HealtheYou - Online information, resource, and tools that support a personalized approach to health and wellness

We take care of your career.

  • Education Assistance Program - Tuition reimbursement for approved college classes or certification.
  • In-house education offering both instructor-led and computer-based programs.
  • Career Planning Services.

We take care of your future.

  • Retirement Plan - 401K with an Employer match
  • Pension - Employer-funded
  • Disability Income Protection Plan - Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance Plan

We take care of your life.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Personal Insurance
    • Discount Auto and Homeowners' Insurance
    • Long-Term Care Insurance


Find out more! See the valuable benefits you receive as an Advocate associate

Advocate Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer​​​

​​​​We're a reflection of the communities we serve.​​

We are fostering an inclusive environment to treat all people with respect, integrity and dignity; Compassion through which we embrace the whole person and respond to the emotional, ethical and spiritual concerns and the physical need of others; Excellence through which we empower all our associates to continually improve their abilities, commit to quality, innovation and openness to new ideas; Partnership through which we agree to collaborate with others to utilize the talents and creativity of all persons; and Stewardship through which we commit to being responsible for all that we are, have and do. Through collaboration, we promote a culture of inclusion that embraces differences and celebrates unique gifts from each individual.

Advocate Health Care’s (Advocate) policy is to ensure that we act fairly, are conscious of our biases and our commitment covers all dimensions of diversity:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Person(s) with disabilities

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    Pros

    I have been working for 15 years as RN. A facility is an excellent place. Management listens to your concerns. Coworkers work together as a team.

    Cons

    They don't have adequate education benefit.

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Advocate Health Care Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Advocate Health Care (Park Ridge, IL) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview with hr, next is in person interview with site manager and medical assistants. Lastly if lucky called back for a second interview with the head doctor. After if you are offered the job you have to do a physical and a series of other test that can take 2-3 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   1 Answer
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Advocate Health Care Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Top Hospitals, Truven Health Analytics, 2016
  • Good Samaritan Hosptial Named Top 100 Hospital, Truven Health Analytics, 2016
  • Center of Distinction - Advocate BroMenn Center, Healogics, Inc., 2016
  • Baby Friendly Designation, World Health Organization, 2016
  • Highest National Quality Rating, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2016
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