Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Loyola named to Becker's list of '100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs'

Recognized for quality patient care, outcomes and research

MAYWOOD, Ill. (July 29, 2014) – Becker's Hospital Review has named Loyola University Medical Center to its 2014 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs,” a compilation of organizations that are leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research.

Becker's Hospital Review selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards they have received from a variety of reputable sources. The following awards were considered as part of the criteria for inclusion on the list: U.S. News & World Report cancer rankings, Truven Health Analytics, CareChex cancer care rankings, National Cancer Institute designations, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditations, American Nurses Credentialing Center designations and awards and Blue Distinction Center recognition from the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analyses relating to hospitals and health systems.

Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, which brings together a wide range of medical experts who evaluate conditions and provide a comprehensive treatment plan, often on the first visit. The Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center offers the latest treatments delivered with compassionate care. Patients also have the opportunity to participate in national research studies with new drug therapies, and they have access to complementary and supportive care, including art therapy, massage therapy, biofeedback, pain management, nutritional counseling, psychotherapy and pastoral care.

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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.