Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

ABOUT ADVOCATE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL

Located in Downers Grove, Ill., Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s behavioral health center focuses on treatment for patients with drug and alcohol addictions as well as co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility admits adult men and women, providing them with inpatient and outpatient care, partial hospitalization (PHP), crisis stabilization, and ongoing recovery support groups.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The facility’s approach to dual diagnosis references evidence-based practices. The inpatient program uses short-term hospital care to stabilize patients and begin long-term care treatments. The partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers a well-planned daytime schedule to support patient treatments and healthcare management activities while allowing them to return home at night. It is also used to transition patients out of in-patient services.

Following a comprehensive psychiatric assessment, the facility also offers outpatient therapy services in group or individual settings to support patients’ mental health rehabilitation. Treatment includes individual, marriage, family, and group therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

A Caregiver’s Support Group assists those, on an outpatient basis, that face issues related to caring for an elderly patient.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team includes psychiatrists, nurses, and care managers, as well as social workers, counselors, occupational therapists, activity therapists, and chaplains.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The rooms in the facility are in a hospital and equipped with temperature controls, support call systems, and in-room device controls such as those for beds and televisions. Cleaning and maintenance is handled by the facility’s staff on a daily basis. Rooms also have phones with outside lines to communicate directly with outside callers.

The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Behavioral Health center’s accommodations and amenities gave it five out of five stars.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The only alum who provided feedback to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave little detail, noting that treatment was “okay” and giving their treatment effectiveness three out of five stars. The alum gave the facility five out of five stars for its exercise and leisure provisions, the staff’s level of support, and cleanliness.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided mixed, mostly positive feedback. One anonymous Best-rehabs.com reviewer described the facility as “well-run, reputable, could be effective if patient is motivated.”

Both loved ones were okay with the condition of the facility, giving cleanliness/maintenance a four- and a five-star rating. The hospital setting was also a positive for one loved one, as it allowed easy access to medical treatment: “I found the staff vigilant in all the right ways and tuned in to family issues,” the reviewer wrote.

According to one reviewer who gave the staff’s level of training and experience five out of five stars, the hospital was “Very supportive. Very pleasant atmosphere, considering the constraints needed to manage the patient population. Good access to detox medications and health care, since it’s part of a hospital.” However, the other loved one disagreed and wasn’t sure if the program was effective.

On CiteHealth, the hospital’s behavioral health services earned just 1.5 out of five stars from two reviews to date, both from loved ones.[1] One believed their friend was misdiagnosed and another mentioned poor treatment from the night staff.

FINANCING

According to the facility’s website, Medicare, Medicaid, and a variety of private insurance plans are accepted. A financial assistance program is available to those who qualify. Accepted insurance plans are also accepted at the surrounding Advocate Medical Group facilities.

[1] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/illinois/cities/downers-grove-township-in-dupage-county/good-samaritan-hospital-north-pavilion

Reviews about Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • I found the staff vigilant in all the right ways and tuned in to family issues. Very supportive. Very pleasant atmosphere, considering the constraints needed to manage the patient population. Good access to detox medications and health care, since it's part of a hospital. Well-run, reputable, could be effective if patient is motivated.
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    It was okay.