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Chicago Southland’s Hospitals and Care Centers

By Kari Kynard Ridge on May 29, 2014

Whether you have a sprained ankle, or you need advanced surgery, or you’re looking for a retirement home, there are facilities in Chicago Southland to meet all your medical needs.


Advocate South Suburban Hospital is a 284-bed acute care facility that provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, outreach and ambulatory services. A not-for-profit facility, Advocate South Suburban also offers cutting-edge technologies and a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. One of the many community outreach programs the hospital offers is a Transitional Employment Program that helps developmentally disabled teens prepare for the workforce. 

Oak Forest Health Center of Cook County in 2011 converted from hospital to outpatient health-care center as a means of expanding services and adding primary care doctors to help meet the needs of the community. Oak Forest includes cardiology, pain management, podiatry and rehabilitation services.

MetroSouth Medical Center is a 330-bed, all private-room facility with a network of 12 health centers and 45 medical specialties. In addition to a nationally recognized cardiac care program, and a popular midwifery program, MetroSouth recently added an in-patient unit serving senior patients with memory, mood and mental health issues.

Ingalls Health System is a 563-bed hospital with a network of outpatient centers offering high-tech diagnostic and treatment services and 24-hour access to minor emergency care.

Caring Beyond the Physical

With a goal of “caring beyond the physical,” Dolton Nursing and Rehabilitation provides a range of short-term sub-acute rehabilitation services, compassionate dementia care and long-term skilled nursing care for its residents.

A group of family practitioners began Family Christian Health Center to provide care to the area’s medically underserved and underinsured residents. With 26 medical treatment rooms, the center has expanded to include dental, behavioral health and OB/GYN services.

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Illinois offers several bereavement programs for patients and their loved ones. And, for more than 100 years, Franciscan St. James Health, which has an Olympia Fields campus, has provided faith-based, integrative healthcare “for everyone who comes in the door.”

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