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Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn has new name

Advocate Hope Children's Hospital Oak Lawn is now Advocate Children's Hospital under realignment announced Monday by hospital's owner Advocate Health

Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn is now Advocate Children's Hospital under a realignment announced Monday by the hospital's owner, Advocate Health Care. | Supplied photo

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Updated: December 1, 2012 6:21AM



A new structure will bring a new name to Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn.

The hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge will both be referred to as Advocate Children’s Hospital, Advocate Health Care, parent of both hospitals, said Monday.

The new pediatric health care network will include more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, the Oak Brook-based company said. No staffing changes at the Oak Lawn campus will occur under the new structure, said Stephanie Johnson, a spokeswoman for Advocate.

The realignment will “provide more seamless and comprehensive care for our youngest patients,” Mike Farrell, president of Advocate Children’s Hospital, said in a news release.

While under the same ownership, both hospitals did, in a sense, compete for patients, Johnson said.

“This new structure allows for building a strong referral system between the two sites and across the (Advocate) system,” she said.



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