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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Loyola named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Hospitals & Health Systems With Great Heart Programs

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.

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.