MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center has been named to the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs” list compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and nearly half of Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease.
“As an academic medical center, Loyola’s Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine offers expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of heart and vascular conditions,” said David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, director of cardiology & electrophysiology at Loyola Medicine. “Loyola is pleased to apply the most advanced cardiac care to our patients.”
The Becker's Hospital Review selected hospitals for inclusion based on national rankings and awards from several institutions, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery; U.S. News' Common Care ratings for heart bypass surgery and heart failure; Truven Health Analytics' cardiovascular hospital rankings; CareChex rankings for cardiac care; Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care; star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Healthgrades cardiology awards and Magnet designation.
Loyola is the first and only hospital in Illinois to offer a new, noninvasive technology to test for coronary artery disease. The medical center is also the only Chicago-area program ranked in cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-2016 for 13 consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized the hospital as high-performing for heart failure and heart bypass surgery in its Common Care ratings. Loyola has also received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.