Loyola's Heart-Bypass Mortality Rate Is 74% Lower than Peer Hospitals

News Archive November 30, 2010

Loyola's Heart-Bypass Mortality Rate Is 74% Lower than Peer Hospitals

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Hospital's mortality rate from heart-bypass surgery is 74 percent lower than the mortality rate at peer hospitals, according to Thomson Reuters Cardiovascular Benchmarks Report. Thomson Reuters produces reports to help organizations improve performance and manage costs. It used several data sets from Medicare patients to rate hospitals' cardiovascular programs. Loyola was compared with other teaching hospitals that also have cardiovascular residency programs. The rate of complications from bypass surgery was 20 percent lower at Loyola than at its peer hospitals. And Loyola's 30-day heart-failure mortality rate was 15 percent lower than its peer hospital rate. Loyola's Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine offers comprehensive care with nationally known experts and programs in cardiovascular, thoracic and transplantation services. For eight years in a row, U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Loyola as one of the top 50 hospitals nationwide for heart medical care and heart surgery.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.
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