Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Loyola Named to List of 100 Hospitals With "Great Heart Programs"

MAYWOOD, IL – Becker’s Hospital Review has named Loyola Medicine to its 2016 list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs."

Becker’s said hospitals on its list lead the nation in cardiovascular care. “Many have pioneered groundbreaking procedures and are still pioneering breakthroughs today,” Becker’s said. “All have received recognitions for top-of-the-line patient care.”

In developing the list, Becker's editorial team examined respected organizations that rank hospitals and award heart programs, including U.S. News & World Report’s top hospital rankings for cardiology and heart surgery; Truven Health Analytics' cardiovascular hospital rankings; CareChex rankings for cardiac care; Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care; Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ star ratings; Healthgrades’ cardiology awards; and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet designation for quality care and nursing excellence. Hospitals cannot pay to be included on the Becker’s list.

At Loyola Medicine’s Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists collaborate on patient care and treatment options, including leading-edge cardiac tests, screenings and non-invasive diagnostic options.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering business and legal news and analysis about hospitals and health systems.

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.