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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Loyola University Medical Center Receives Magnet® Re-Designation

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MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola University Medical Center has received Magnet® re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This is Loyola's third consecutive ANCC survey resulting in Magnet® designation.

According to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, this prestigious honor is awarded to only a small percentage of hospitals in the United States who provide the highest standard of care to their patients. Magnet Recognition® is "steadfast proof of a hard-earned commitment to excellence in healthcare, with contented nurses at its heart." Magnet® organizations provide the best care for their patients and recognize excellence in nursing services.

"I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with this exceptional group of nurses," said Peggy Norton-Rosko, regional chief nursing officer at Loyola Medicine. "Our Magnet® achievement would not be possible without their dedication to our patients and the support from every department and clinical discipline at Loyola."

The Magnet® program began in 1990, and initially identified 14 characteristics, known as the "Forces of Magnetism," that were at the core of environments that attract and retain qualified nurses who are focused on high quality of care. Today, the program is considered a "road map for nursing excellence."

"At Loyola, we are very proud of our nurses and all caregivers throughout the organization whose daily commitment to delivering quality patient care has earned our reputation for excellence in the region," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. "They are truly deserving of this designation."

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® previously designated Loyola University Medical Center as a Magnet organization in 2009 and 2014.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.