(MAYWOOD, IL) June 22, 2007- Loyola University Medical Center has been ranked among the best in the nation for treatment of heart failure, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Loyola ranks among top 38 best-scoring hospitals in the United States and is one of only two hospitals in Illinois that have the lowest death rates from heart failure, according to the study of more than 4,000 hospitals across the nation.
The department's Hospital Compare Web site (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov) uses Medicare data and seeks to provide consumers with information about the quality and cost of healthcare.
"These results reflect the dedication of all of our physicians who work as a team to improve patient outcomes," says Dr. David Wilber, professor of cardiovascular sciences, department of medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. William Barron, vice president of quality and safety, LUHS, said that Loyola makes sure that heart failure patients get appropriate follow-up when they leave the hospital.