Residents of Waukegan rely on a number of excellent medical centers when it comes to finding high-quality, dependable healthcare. Waukegan provides the best healthcare available to its citizens as part of a comprehensive, focused effort to ensure their health and well-being.
Vista Health is a network of two hospitals, Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West, a stand-alone, same-day surgery and treatment center with several locations for imaging and patient therapy. Although their system has grown over time, their two hospitals have been part of Lake County for almost 100 years. Since 2005, Vista Medical Center East, located on the north shore of Lake Michigan in Waukegan, has been a center of advancement. Its most recent achievements include accreditation as a Chest Pain Center of Excellence and Joint Commission certification as a Primary Stroke Center—Lake County’s first of its kind. Vista Medical Center East also received the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for its hip and knee replacement program.
In early 2010, Vista Medical Center East completed the expansion of its EP Cath Lab. The Center has other plans for expansion throughout 2010, including the renovation of its Labor and Delivery unit.
Vista Medical Center West is a leading Behavioral Health Services provider in Lake County. Our experienced team of independent psychiatrists and psychologists, nurses and other care professionals has a unique understanding of how to help people of all ages manage personal crises. Vista Medical Center West is also the sole provider in Lake County for inpatient rehabilitation.
Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) signifies that Vista Health’s treatment programs meet rigorous, internationally recognized standards for inpatient rehabilitation. Vista Medical Center West’s role in Lake County as a center specializing in inpatient behavioral health, inpatient rehabilitation and Vista Health Corporate services was established in July of 2005.
In addition to the major healthcare providers, there are local clinics that offer extensive medical services. The Lake County Health Department provides clinics for physical and mental healthcare. Homebound patients can take advantage of its skilled nurses and referral service.
Dozens of family care physicians; medical, dental and chiropractic centers; private physician offices; and pediatric, obstetric, podiatric and optometric care facilities round out the local healthcare community whose service and dedication to Waukegan’s well-being are second to none.