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Six Loyola Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News

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

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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 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 94 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 133,000 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.