Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Four Loyola specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Best Hospitals report ranks Loyola third in Illinois; four Gottlieb specialties touted as high performing

MAYWOOD, Ill. (July 15, 2014) – With four nationally ranked specialties, Loyola University Medical Center ranks third in Illinois in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospitals rankings.

Four Loyola specialties that are ranked among the top 50 in the country are Ear, Nose and Throat, 25th;  Cardiology & Heart Surgery, 29th; Urology, 39th; and Cancer, 47th. Loyola’s Cardiology & Heart Surgery program is the only cardiology program in Chicago to be nationally ranked for 12 years in a row. Only 3 percent of hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.

Eight Loyola specialties are high performing, meaning they are among the top 25 percent of hospitals in these specialties. They are Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; and Pulmonology.

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Loyola University Health System, has four high-performing specialties in the new rankings: Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Urology.

U.S. News & World Report’s rankings incorporate measures such as patient survival, safety data and nurse staffing levels. The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News & World Report by RTI International, a leading research organization. Using the same data, U.S. News & World Report produced the state and metropolitan rankings.

The rankings are available on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals website and will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2015 guidebook, available in August.

About Loyola University Health System

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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 92 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.