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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Loyola Named to Becker's 2018 List of 100 Great Orthopaedic Programs

Becker's Hospital Review 100 best orthopedic programs

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine has been named to Becker's Healthcare's 2018 list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopaedic Programs.

Becker's said hospitals on the list have been recognized for "quality of care and patient satisfaction for orthopaedic and spine surgery."

Becker's editorial team took several rankings and awards into consideration, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for adult and pediatric orthopaedics and Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center designation. Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on the list.

Loyola's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation is nationally recognized for its expertise in diagnosing and treating a broad range of orthopaedic conditions. Loyola is ranked 36th in the nation in orthopaedics in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings, which rated nearly 5,000 hosptials.

Thirty-six faculty members and 10 advance practice providers conduct more than 80,000 patient visits annually at 12 outpatient sites and perform about 6,000 inpatient and outpatient procedures. Orthopaedic surgeons play a key role in maintaining Loyola as the only Level 1 trauma center in Illinois to be verified by the American College of Surgeons. Verification provides an objective, external review of a trauma center's resources and performance.
 
In 2018, Loyola’s spine surgery and hip and knee replacement programs were recognized as Blue Distinction Centers Plus by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Plus Centers are recognized for their proven expertise, efficiency, high quality care and patient results.
 
Loyola is designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality Facility for Orthopedic Care for total joint replacement and spine surgery. Loyola's surgical optimization program for high-risk surgical patients helps improve outcomes following outpatient surgery.
 
Loyola’s inpatient rehabilitation program is accredited by CARF International, demonstrating the program meets international quality standards and is committed to excellence.
 
Becker's Healthcare is a leading source of business and legal news for healthcare industry leaders. Its publications include Becker's Hospital Review, Becker's Spine Review and Becker's ASC Review. 

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 94 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 133,000 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.