Heart Program Nationally Ranked for 11th Straight Year
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Medical Center ranks No. 3 in Illinois in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 hospital rankings.
Two Loyola specialties are nationally ranked: Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 20 in the nation) and Ear, Nose and Throat (33rd). This is the 11th year in a row Loyola’s heart program has been nationally ranked. Only 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.
The magazine ranked 10 specialties as high performing, meaning they are among the top 25 percent of hospitals in these specialties. Loyola’s high-performing specialties are: Cancer; Diabetes and Endocrinology; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; Pulmonology and Urology.
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, a member of Loyola University Health System, is high performing in two specialties: Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopaedics.
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands Aug. 27.
U.S. News rankings incorporate measures such as patient survival and safety data and the adequacy of nurse staffing levels. The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state rankings.