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About Palos Community Hospital

Since the early 1970s, Palos Community Hospital has delivered top-quality, compassionate, inpatient and outpatient care to the residents of Chicago’s southwest suburbs, including southwestern Cook County and northeastern sections of Will County in Illinois. Guided by the traditions and principles of quality, respect and trust, our philosophy urges us to treat people the way we would want our families and friends to be treated. We help people get well and stay healthy.

The Palos Mission

Our mission of compassionate care is founded in the rich heritage of the Sisters of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph. We operate in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Facilities.

As a quality health care provider, Palos Community Hospital is committed to continuously reviewing and analyzing the changing needs of our communities. We respond with readily available services that encourage efficient use by physicians and patients. And we strive to adapt to these changes by quickly and effectively influencing the forces in our environment.


Charity Care & Financial Assistance

As part of our mission, Palos Community Hospital consistently and compassionately provides high-quality health care services to all members of our communities without regard for the ability to pay.

Palos offers support services for patients and caregivers that can connect you to resources for low-cost or reduced-fee medical care. And we offer financial assistance to people with limited means. Those who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for discounts on the cost of care. In addition, our financial counselors can help you work out terms that fit your situation and put you in touch with local, state and federal programs.

We rely on you to let us know when circumstances arise that may prevent payment. When you demonstrate willingness to pay for your hospital care, we’ll do whatever we can to help you. For assistance with a specific account or more information about our charity care program, call (866) 395-4723.

Community Benefit

Each year, Palos Community Hospital files a public report on our community benefit plan. You can find our report online or request a copy from:

Charitable Trusts Bureau
Office of the Attorney General
100 W. Randolph Street, Third Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3175
(312) 814-3942

More About Palos Community Hospital

The story of Palos Community Hospital has only just begun—and we intend to carry it forward by maintaining and expanding our services and connections to our communities.

  • Palos Facts and Figures – Find the numbers you need to know about our facilities, staff and services.
  • Palos Community Hospital History – Explore the story behind the dream of the Sisters of Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph to build a hospital on 40 wooded acres in Palos Heights, Illinois, and how it became reality on March 19, 1972, when the doors opened to those seeking care.
  • College and University Affiliations – Discover the many relationships we maintain with local, state and regional educational institutions that offer ongoing opportunities for expanded clinical expertise and professional growth.
  • Privacy Practices and Disclaimer– Review our policies for use, disclosure and access to personal medical information and a brief explanation about the nature of information on our website.

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Upcoming Events

  • May
    3
    Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    This class will review what you need to know to prepare for surgery and what you can expect after your total joint replacement surgery.
  • May
    3
    Tuesday
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Get the support you need when it comes to breastfeeding by meeting with other breastfeeding mothers and an experienced registered nurse at Palos.