Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Loyola Ranked 3rd in State by U.S. News & World Report

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.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.