Monday, August 7, 2017

Six Loyola Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News

High Performing in 10 Other Categories; Ranked among Top 3 Hospitals in Illinois

MAYWOOD, IL –  Loyola University Medical Center ranks third among 212 Illinois hospitals and has six nationally ranked specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 Best Hospital rankings.

Loyola's six nationally ranked specialties are Cardiology and Heart Surgery (18th in the nation), Pulmonology (32nd), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (36th), Nephrology (36th), Orthopaedics (39th) and Urology (39th).

“We recognize quality rankings in healthcare play a vital role when consumers choose providers," said Larry M. Goldberg, president and CEO. "For the past several years, Loyola has treated the sickest patients in Illinois. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best hospitals in Illinois and nationally in six specialties for our care of the most complex and challenging cases."

The Best Hospital rankings are designed to help consumers determine which hospitals provide the best care for the most serious or complicated medical conditions and procedures. A national ranking means a hospital specialty ranks in the top 50 out of more than 4,500 rated hospitals. Only 3 percent of hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.

Three other Loyola specialties, Cancer, Geriatrics and Neurology and Neurosurgery, were ranked High Performing, meaning they ranked among the top 10 percent nationwide.

Loyola also was rated High Performing in seven common inpatient conditions and procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery.

U.S. News rankings incorporate measures such as patient volume, nursing staffing levels, patient survival, advanced technology and hospital reputation based on a nationwide physician survey. The rankings were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization.

The rankings are available on the U.S. News Best Hospitals website.

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.