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About Palos Health

Palos Health is a fully integrated, community-based health care system consisting of Palos Hospital, Palos Medical Group, Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park, Palos Imaging & Diagnostics, Palos Home Care and Hospice and Chicago Health Colleagues, a clinically integrated physician network.

With 425 licensed beds and more than 600 affiliated physicians, Palos Hospital—located in Palos Heights, Ill., 22 miles from downtown Chicago—serves the southwest suburbs. Palos Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

For two consecutive Cancer Program surveys, Palos Hospital has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award and gold standard rating for accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer. Palos Health South Campus is home to a ground-breaking MRI-guided radiation therapy—the first in Illinois and only the fifth in the country—that targets tumors with millimeter precision.

With more than 3,000 employees and nearly 900 volunteers, Palos Health is a vital corporate citizen offering numerous community education programs and participating in community events throughout the year. Palos Health and its affiliated entities serve more than 100,000 patients annually through hospitalization, home care visits, outpatient services and clinic settings.

Charity Care & Financial Assistance

As part of our mission, Palos Health 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 Health files a public report on our community benefit plan.

2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

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

More About Palos Health

The story of Palos Health 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 Health 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.

Learn more about the findings of our 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment. View our 2015 Community Health Needs assessment.