8 Other Specialties Named High Performers
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Hospital is nationally ranked in four specialties in new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must rank in the top 50 among the 4,825 hospitals that were evaluated. Loyola's nationally ranked specialties in the 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings are:
-- Cardiology and Heart Surgery (20th)
-- Ear, Nose and Throat (35th)
-- Neurology and Neurosurgery (39th)
-- Urology (49th)
Loyola has been nationally ranked in Cardiology and Heart Surgery for nine years in a row, and is in the Top 20 in the 2011 rankings.
The magazine ranked eight other Loyola specialties as "high performing," meaning they were among the top 25 percent of hospitals in these specialties. Loyola's high-ranking specialties are:
-- Diabetes and Endocrinology
Top-ranking hospitals such as Loyola "are the ones you or those close to you should consider when the stakes are high," said Avery Comarow, the magazine's health rankings editor.
In metropolitan Chicago, Loyola was ranked the fourth-highest hospital overall.
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Loyola University Health System, has two high-performing specialties in the 2011-2012 rankings -- Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology.
The magazine said it bases its rankings on reputation, patient survival, patient safety and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.
The rankings are available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which goes on sale Aug. 30.
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, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It 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 264-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.