Hospitals included in the new 2020 list "have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction,” according to Becker’s. “These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties."
"Loyola has been a leader in academic medicine for more than 50 years," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine, which includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital. "The collaboration among our medical staff members and all clinicians meets our mission of providing excellent care in a compassionate environment."
Becker's selected hospitals based on an analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services star ratings, Leapfrog patient safety grades and IBM Watson Health top hospitals. Becker's also sought nominations for the list.
"It is an honor to once again be named to Becker's great hospitals list," said Tad Gomez, president of Loyola University Medical Center. "This national recognition of Loyola physicians, researchers, nurses and all staff is validation of the innovative, compassionate care they deliver each and every day."
Additionally, in the 2019-20 U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals edition, Loyola University Medical Center has four nationally ranked specialties and is high performing in 10 other specialties, conditions and procedures. Loyola's nationally ranked specialties are Neurology and Neurosurgery (28th in the U.S.), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (33rd), Cardiology and Heart Surgery (39th) and Urology (41st). Five Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopaedics and Pulmonology and Lung Surgery.