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August 10, 2017

Best Hospitals in Illinois for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,502 surveys of nurses from 169 hospitals in Illinois to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Illinois.

1. Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

4.7 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great institution that cares about patients and staff!"

"The support system is great. As a nurse I always feel like I can go to my manager [or] peers about anything."

"The staff is extremely helpful and supportive of each other. "

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2. Elmhurst Hospital

Elmhurst, IL

4.7 Average Rating
96% Recommended

"In a word, awesome! Very knowledgeable staff that are always willing to help."

"The culture is one of team work and tremendous support."

"If one communicates a need for more active teamwork the unit supports one another. "

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3. Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

4.5 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"The facility and level of expertise are impeccable. Staffing is adequate and the benefits and bonuses are amazing!"

"Dynamic director who makes sure the staff have what they need to practice safely and meet the patients needs."

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4. NorthShore University HealthSystem (tie)

Evanston, IL

4.5 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Patient centered care with high tech equipment and excellent physician staff."

"Excellent healthcare system. You can be proud to be part of it."

"Supportive managers and co workers."

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4. Good Samaritan Regional Health Center (tie)

Mount Vernon, IL

4.5 Average Rating
94% Recommended

"The staff is very friendly and helpful. Administration is putting forth a great effort to support the staff and their concerns. "

"Staff and administration are friendly and easy to talk to."

"The staffing ratios are some of the best I've ever dealt with."

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6. Edward Hospital (tie)

Naperville, IL

4.4 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"It is an amazing hospital with growth opportunities."

"Its the best hospital in the area. Very modern. High tech. Pleasant environment. Very progressive managent team."

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6. Advocate Condell Medical Center (tie)

Libertyville, IL

4.4 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Everyone is very friendly and willing to help each other out."

"The Labor and Delivery unit here is one of the most supportive and encouraging environments for nursing I have ever seen."

"The hospital is a great teaching hospital with an abundance of opportunity for growth."

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8. Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Elk Grove Village, IL

4.3 Average Rating
94% Recommended

"Wonderful coworkers, great manager, [and] very good support staff. An atmosphere where being a team player is demonstrated every day. "

"[The] hospital staff know how to make the enviroment comfortable and are all easy to work with."

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9. University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, IL

4.3 Average Rating
93% Recommended

"I love this hospital and I feel very appreciated and taken care of."

"The benefits and pay are fantastic. [The] self scheduling is easy and flexible."

"Opportunity to work with a medically diverse and complex patient population."

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10. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System (tie)

Mattoon, IL

4.2 Average Rating
100% Recommended

"Excellent teamwork throughout the hospital."

"I was treated like family."

"Always working on ways to improve standard of care within the department. Opportunities for new experiences and cross training in other positions".

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10. John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital (tie)

Chicago, IL

4.2 Average Rating
100% Recommended

"Nurses and doctors work as team."

"Great place to learn and work."

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12. The Carle Foundation Hospital

Urbana, IL

4.2 Average Rating
95% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great coworkers are welcoming and helpful to each other. This staff is professional, but keeps up a great sense of humor."

"The teamwork is great. Everybody comes together when needed to help each other out."

"Great team of doctors who respect the nurses. Management is supportive."

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13. Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center

Oak Lawn, IL

4.2 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Everyone is friendly and willing to help each other out."

"It's a magnet hospital that values it nurses and supportive staff."

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14. Memorial Medical Center

Springfield, IL

4.2 Average Rating
92% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"There is great teamwork. There are a lot of experienced nurses that are great resources. Continuing education is offered all the time."

"Encourag[es] staff to pursue higher levels of education and specialty certification[s] are a priority. "

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15. Memorial Hospital Belleville

Belleville, IL

4.2 Average Rating
89% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Well educated staff who dedicate their services to their patients."

"They are very proactive about educating their staff."

"Awesome teamwork and coworkers! Many of the nurses are seasoned and experienced! I've been there for two years and feel as though it has been a great learning experience!"

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16. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, IL

4.1 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"The hospital has excellent benefits and support for education."

"The unit I work on has amazing teamwork and a sense of camaraderie."

"It's an awesome place to work. Great teamwork and patient/family focused care."

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17. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

4.2 Average Rating
85% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Coworkers are friendly. I love the diverse and the complex care of patients."

"Amazing coworkers and opportunity to learn."

"State of the art facility [and] great resources."

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18. Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Hazel Crest, IL

4.0 Average Rating
100% Recommended

"There is a positive culture among peer nurses and management."

"Although a very busy unit, coworkers are amazing, as well as leadership."

"The staff is great and very willing to help each other out. Great environment."

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19. Trinity Medical Center

Rock Island, IL

4.0 Average Rating
96% Recommended

"It is a high paced fun environment to work in."

"Trinity offers a great working environment."

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20. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL

4.0 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great overall atmosphere."

"The technology they use is top notch."

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Methodology: Nurse.org surveyed 1,502 nurses from 169 hospitals in the state of Illinois from 2015-2017 for this report. Hospitals with less than 10 nursing reviews were excluded from our list. The ranking order is based on the average rating and the percent of nurses who would recommend their hospital.

Media Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Charles Sipe at charles@nurse.org.

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