Advocate Sherman Hospital

Downers Grove, IL   |  WWW.ADVOCATEHEALTH.COM

Mission

THE MISSION OF ADVOCATE SHERMAN HOSPITAL IS TO SERVE THE HEALTH NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH A WHOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY ROOTED IN OUR FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN BEINGS AS CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.

Ruling year info

1956

Principal Officer

KAREN LAMBERT

Main address

3075 Highland Pkwy Fl 6

Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

EIN

36-2167920

NTEE code info

Hospital (General) (E22)

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Program 1

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (CHARITY CARE) AND TRAUMA CARE. AS PART OF ADVOCATE SHERMAN HOSPITAL'S (ADVOCATE SHERMAN) COMMUNITY HEALTH STRATEGY, THE HOSPITAL IS COMMITTED TO PROMOTING INITIATIVES THAT ENAHANCE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR THE UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED. AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. ADVOCATE SHERMAN PROVIDES INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY REGARDLESS OF THE PATIENTS' ABILITY TO PAY. THE HOSPITAL OFFERS A VERY GENEROUS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, REQUIRING NO PAYMENTS FROM THE PATIENTS MOST IN NEED, AND PROVIDING DISCOUNTS TO UNINSURED AND INSURED PATIENTS. FROM JANUARY 2019 TO MAY 2019, UNINSURED PATIENTS EARNING UP TO SIX TIMES THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL (FPL), AND INSURED PATIENTS EARNING UP TO FOUR TIMES THE FPL WERE ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A FULL OR PARTIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DISCOUNT. AS OF JUNE 2019, PATIENTS EARNING UP TO SIX TIMES THE FPL, AND INSURED PATIENTS EARNING UP TO TWO AND HALF TIMES THE FPL MAY QUALIFY FOR A FULL OR PARTIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DISCOUNT. ADDITIONALLY, A CATASTROPHIC ASSISTANCE DISCOUNT WAS ADDED FOR UNINSURED AND INSURED PATIENTS WHOSE INCOMES EXCEED THE TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INCOME GUIDELINES AND HAVE OUTSTANDING PATIENT BALANCES OF $25,000 OR MORE FOR A SINGLE DATE OF SERVICE OR SUM OF SEVERAL DATES OF SERVICE. THESE PATIENTS MAY QUALIFY TO RECEIVE A FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DISCOUNT THAT REDUCES THEIR OUTSTANDING BALANCE TO 25% OF THEIR NET INCOME. FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS, ADVOCATE SHERMAN WILL PRESUMPTIVELY PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IF THE FINANCIAL STATUS HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IN THESE CASES, THE PATIENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A SEPARATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION. IF PRESUMPTIVE CRITERIA ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY IS AVAILABLE USING AN INCOME-BASED SCREENING. THE HOSPITAL EXTENDS ITS INCOME-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY TO ITS INSURED PATIENTS AS WELL. BOTH UNINSURED AND INSURED REQUESTS ARE GIVEN CONSIDERATION BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL'S EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES. ADVOCATE AURORA HEALTH CONTINUES TO REVIEW AND REFINE ITS POLICY IN AN ONGOING EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO NEED HELP AT ADVOCATE SHERMAN AND ALL OTHER AAH HOSPITALS. THE HOSPITAL MAINTAINS HIGHLY VISIBLE SIGNAGE AND BROCHURES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES TO INFORM PATIENTS OF THE AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL HELP AND FINANCIAL COUNSELORS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND AN APPLICATION IS PROVIDED TO ALL UNINSURED PATIENTS DURING REGISTRATION AND IS MAILED TO THEM IN ADVANCE OF THE FIRST PATIENT BILLING. AFTER THAT, EACH UNINSURED PATIENT'S BILL INCLUDES SUMMARY INFORMATION REGARDING THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AS A LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER, ADVOCATE SHERMAN PROVIDES EXPERT EMERGENCY CARE. THE HOSPITAL HAD 304 TRAUMA VISITS OUT OF A TOTAL OF 58,050 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS IN 2019.

Expenses
$359,080,491
Revenue
$410,952,857

PROVISION OF NURSING EDUCATION. ADVOCATE SHERMAN IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EDUCATION TO NURSING STUDENTS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. THE HOSPITAL PROVIDES EDUCATION IN A CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT TO NURSING STUDENTS FROM FIVE AREA COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE, ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE, AURORA UNIVERSITY AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY. IN 2019, ADVOCATE SHERMAN'S REGISTERED NURSES SUPERVISED AND TAUGHT 318 UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS. HOSPITAL STAFF PROVIDED NEARLY $1.3 MILLION IN STAFF TIME DEVOTED TO DEVELOPING PROFICIENCY AND EXCELLENCE IN THESE NURSING STUDENTS THAT WILL SOON TAKE THEIR PLACE PROVIDING CARE AT VARIOUS HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY.

Expenses
$3,108,406
Revenue
$0

HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROVIDED BY PHYSICIANS, NURSES, CLINICIANS AND OTHER ASSOCIATES EMPLOYED BY ADVOCATE SHERMAN. ADVOCATE SHERMAN CLINICIANS PROVIDE CARE TO THE COMMUNITY BOTH AT THE HOSPITAL AND IN THE COMMUNITY. ADVOCATE SHERMAN HAS MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF CARDIOVASCULAR EXCELLENCE FOCUSING ON PROACTIVELY PREVENTING, DIAGNOSING AND TREATING AN ARRAY OF HEART CONDITIONS. AS AN ACCREDITED CHEST PAIN CENTER THROUGH THE SOCIETY OF CARDIOVASCULAR PATIENT CARE, ADVOCATE SHERMAN IS DEDICATED TO THE CARE OF ITS CARDIAC PATIENTS. THIS ACCREDITATION MEANS THAT THE HOSPITAL INTEGRATES THE INDUSTRY'S BEST PRACTICES TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOMES IN CARDIAC CARE. THE HOSPITAL'S HEART FAILURE PROGRAM HAS ACHIEVED ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IN HEART FAILURE DESIGNATION FOR BEST PRACTICES IN CARING FOR HEART FAILURE PATIENTS. IN 2019, ADVOCATE SHERMAN PROVIDED 794 INPATIENT CARDIAC CATHERIZATIONS AND 112 INPATIENT CARDIOVASCULAR OPEN-HEART SURGERIES.ADVOCATE SHERMAN IS RECOGNIZED AS A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN TREATING DISEASES AND INJURIES OF MUSCLES, BONES AND JOINTS AND IS A LEADER IN STATE-OF-THE-ART ORTHOPEDIC DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT OPTIONS. DEPENDING ON THE INJURY OR ILLNESS, TREATMENT CAN RANGE FROM NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS, SUCH AS CASTS, SPLINTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY, TO SURGICAL OPTIONS, FROM MINIMALLY INVASIVE ARTHROSCOPY TO TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT. IN 2019, ADVOCATE SHERMAN PERFORMED 2,087 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERIES (INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT).ADVOCATE SHERMAN'S CANCER CARE CENTER IS ACCREDITED THROUGH THE COMMISSION ON CANCER (COC) AND THE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR BREAST CENTERS (NAPBC). THE HOSPITAL IS A LEADER IN THE GREATER ELGIN AREA FOR CANCER CARE - PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, FOCUSING ON PREVENTATIVE AND INNOVATIVE MEDICINE, ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE GENETIC PROGRAM, SECURING NURSE NAVIGATION, ENHANCING THE ONCOLOGY SERVICE LINE (INPATIENT, OUTPATIENT AND COMMUNITY), AS WELL AS PARTNERING WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, LIVING WELL AND JOURNEY CARE. IN ADDITION, THE HOSPITAL PARTICIPATED IN A COLEMAN GRANT FOR SUPPORTIVE ONCOLOGY AND NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE/YALE UNIVERSITY GRANT FOR DISTRESS SCREENING. THE HOSPITAL IS ALSO FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING NEW EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS (INCLUDING COLORECTAL CANCER OUTREACH AND SCREENINGS, AND LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS), ENHANCEMENTS TO GENETIC COUNSELING, THE ADDITION OF AN ONCOLOGY NURSE NAVIGATION RESOURCE, INCLUDING AN ONCOLOGY FINANCIAL NAVIGATOR AND A PARTNERSHIP WITH ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL FOR RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS.ADVOCATE SHERMAN'S PRIMARY STROKE CENTER IS ACCREDITED THROUGH DET NORSKE VERITAS HEALTHCARE, INC. (DNV HEALTHCARE). THE SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM ENCOMPASSES THE ADULT POPULATION ENTERING THE HOSPITAL WITH A HEMORRHAGIC/ISCHEMIC STROKE OR TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA) DIAGNOSIS. DATA IS ABSTRACTED, SUBMITTED AND REPORTED THROUGH THE STROKE DATA REGISTRY AND THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES. OTHER IMPORTANT HOSPITAL-BASED SERVICES INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE DIABETES CENTER, A BIRTHING CENTER PROFICIENT IN HANDLING HIGH RISK DELIVERIES AND AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER. IN 2016, A NEW COMPLETE CARE CENTER WAS LAUNCHED AT ADVOCATE SHERMAN HOUSING THE HEART FAILURE RECOVERY CENTER, DIABETES AND NUTRITION CARE CENTER, ANTI-COAGULANTION CLINIC AND THE WOUND CARE CENTER. THE COMPLETE CARE CENTER IS LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE HEART AND VASCULAR CENTER AND OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY UNIT FOR EASE OF ACCESS AND COORDINATED APPOINTMENTS FOR OUTPATIENTS. IN 2019, THE COMPLETE CARE CENTER PROVIDED 14,164 VISITS TO PATIENTS. HOSPITAL CLINICIANS ALSO PROVIDE CARE TO PATIENTS AT SEVERAL OFF-SITE LOCATIONS INCLUDING THREE IMMEDIATE CARE CENTERS FOR IMAGING, LABORATORY, PHYSICAL REHABILITATION AND PRIMARY CARE SERVICES, AS WELL AS SERVICES PROVIDED AT A NURSING/REHABILITATION CENTER AND A STAND-ALONE IMAGING CENTER. ADVOCATE SHERMAN CLINICIANS LEAD PRENATAL/CHILDBIRTH, PARENTING EDUCATION AND DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES. THE HOSPITAL ALSO PROVIDES SUPPORT GROUPS FOCUSED ON INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLING WITH HEALTH ISSUES, SUCH AS DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, CANCERS, OSTOMIES AND BREASTFEEDING.

Expenses
$26,893,545
Revenue
$27,250,222

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