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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Loyola University Medical Center Is Once Again Named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the State of Illinois

Loyola is nationally recognized for stroke care

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MAYWOOD, ILLoyola University Medical Center (LUMC) has once again been named a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Each year, IDPH identifies hospitals capable of providing emergent stroke care, allowing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to transport possible acute stroke patients to these hospitals.

“Loyola University Medical Center is nationally recognized for stroke and neurological care,” said Tad A. Gomez, RPh, MS, FASHP, president of LUMC. “Our exceptional program is serving a critical need in the Chicagoland area.”

Loyola's Stroke Center includes a nationally recognized team of experts in every facet of stroke-related care, including neurologyneurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuro-oncology, emergency medicinerehabilitative services, social work, pharmacy and specialized neuroscience nursing.

Loyola is ranked among the 30 Best Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In 2018, LUMC joined an elite group of hospitals nationwide to be certified by The Joint Commission as a comprehensive stroke center, and for nine consecutive years, Loyola has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the GuidelinesÒ - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Loyola is also the only academic medical center in the Chicago area accredited as a stroke specialty program by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International.

For more information on Loyola’s Stroke Center, visit, or call 888-584-7888. 

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.