High Performing in Seven Other Categories; Ranked among Top Three Hospitals in Illinois
MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola University Medical Center ranks among the top three Illinois hospitals (among 200 hospitals) and has six nationally ranked specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings.
Loyola's six nationally ranked specialties are Cardiology & Heart Surgery (27th), Urology (31st), Orthopaedics (36th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (37th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (37th) and Pulmonology (49th). Three Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Geriatrics and Nephrology.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. To achieve a national ranking, a hospital must be ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in a given specialty. A high performing specialty is among the top 10 percent in the nation.
Loyola also was rated high performing in aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure. Hospitals named high performing in these areas were significantly better than the national average.
U.S. News' Best Hospitals rankings assess hospital performance across 16 specialty areas based on an extensive data-driven analysis that looks at structural characteristics and processes of care, outcomes and mortality, patient safety, hospital reputation among physicians and number of patients treated within the specialty. For the 2018-19 rankings, only 158 hospitals of over 4,500 evaluated across the U.S. were ranked in at least one specialty area.
Complete ratings are available on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals website.