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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Loyola Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2019 List of "100 Great Hospitals in America"

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MAYWOOD, IL – For the sixth year in a row, Loyola University Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review's list of "100 Great Hospitals in America."
Becker's said hospitals included in the new 2019 list "have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties."
Becker's selected hospitals based on an analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog patient safety grades and IBM Watson Health top hospitals. Becker's also sought nominations for the list.
"We are honored to once again be named to Becker's great hospitals list," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. "Being consistently named to the Becker's list is recognition of the national reputation Loyola Medicine has earned for the compassionate, high-quality care we provide for our patients."
Two other respected publications also have named Loyola to their top hospitals lists.
In U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings, Loyola ranks among the top three Illinois hospitals (among 200 in the state) and has six nationally ranked specialties. Loyola's six nationally ranked specialties are Cardiology & Heart Surgery (27th), Urology (31st),  Orthopaedics (36th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (37th), Neurology & Neurosurgery, (37th) and Pulmonology (49th). Three Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Geriatrics and Nephrology.
Newsweek magazine named Loyola University Medical Center to its 2019 list of the World's Best Hospitals. Loyola ranks 49th among the 250 U.S. hospitals on the World's Best Hospitals list.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.