Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Loyola Named to List of '100 Great Hospitals'

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Medical Center has been named to a list of "100 Great Hospitals" by Becker's Hospital Review.

The publication said hospitals on the list have "contributed to the history of American health care, made noteworthy accomplishments in 2011 and will continue to make strides this year."

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team accepted nominations, conducted research and considered other recognized industry sources to develop the list. Sources include U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, HealthGrades, Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients.

Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Here is a link to its "100 Great Hospitals" list:  http://bit.ly/JlKtV7

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.