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 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 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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.