U.S. News & World Report Ranks Four Loyola Programs Among Nation's Best

News Archive July 15, 2010

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Four Loyola Programs Among Nation's Best

Loyola one of top hospitals in Heart, ENT, Urology and Neurology
MAYWOOD -- For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Loyola University Hospital as one of the top 50 hospitals nationwide for heart and heart surgery. Loyola also was ranked among the top 50 for ear, nose and throat; urology; and neurology and neurosurgery. “Our organization is honored to be recognized for the world-class care that we provide to our patients,” said Paul K. Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, president and CEO, Loyola University Health System. “Loyola patients should feel confident knowing that they are being cared for by skilled clinicians with access to the latest innovations.” U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals issue is available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the August print issue, available on newsstands July 27. 2010-11 Best Hospitals includes rankings of 152 medical centers nationwide in various specialties. The rankings are based on reputation, death rates, patient safety and care-related factors. To be considered in any of the specialties, a hospital had to: be a teaching hospital, be affiliated with a medical school, have at least 200 beds, or have 100 or more beds and the availability of four or more types of medical technology considered important in a high-quality medical facility. The hospital also had to meet a volume requirement for each specialty. The required volume was the number of Medicare inpatients from 2006 to 2008 who had specified procedures and conditions in the specialty. “When the stakes are high, you want the best care you can get for yourself or someone close to you,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “These hospitals are accustomed to seeing the sickest patients day in and day out.” ###
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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