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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. Whether preventive, curative or palliative, every service we deliver is top-notch.

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.

Outstanding Physicians & Nurses

When you choose Palos Community Hospital, you can expect to receive exceptional care from the area’s top physicians and nurses who practice in nearly 60 specialties and subspecialties. Of our more than 500 medical staff physicians—with offices located throughout the southwest suburbs—virtually all are board certified. That means you benefit from their extensive education in the latest treatments for your condition.

Find a Doctor

To find a skilled, caring physician near your home or workplace, just browse our online physician directory or call our Physician Referral Center at (708) 226-2300.

Nursing Services

Quality nursing care helps you achieve the best possible outcome for your specific health situation. Palos patients compliment the skill and dedication of our nurses—and consistently rate our nursing care as one of our strengths. You benefit from the experience of many nurses who have been with us for more than 20 years—helping thousands of patients and their families deal with and recover from illness and injury.

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

  • Oct
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Expectant couples learn about labor and delivery, physical and emotional changes after birth, and the basics of caring for new baby in this two-day interactive class.
  • Oct
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Learn more about delivering at Palos and how we are different from other hospitals by offering "single-room maternity care." Your labor, delivery, recovery, and the postpartum stay will all take place in the same single private room.