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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pulmonology, Nephrology Earn National Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

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MAYWOOD, IL – With two nationally ranked specialties and nine high-performing specialties, Loyola University Medical Center was again named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals.

Pulmonology and Nephrology were ranked among the top 50 in the country. Only 3 percent of hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.

Loyola’s pulmonology specialists diagnose and treat lung conditions and diseases. Loyola has performed more than 800 lung transplants, by far the most of any center in Illinois. Last year, Loyola performed more lung transplants than the three other Illinois lung transplant programs combined. In May, 2014, Loyola became the only center in Illinois to perform five successful lung transplants in just over 24 hours.

Loyola’s nephrology experts have a strong national reputation for treating complex conditions. An integrated team coordinates the continuum of care, from outpatient care and at-home dialysis to kidney transplants performed by highly experienced surgeons. Loyola’s kidney transplant program is the oldest and largest in Illinois. Last year, Loyola’s nephrology team was also in the top 50 with a ranking of 43.

Nine Loyola specialties are high performing, meaning they are among the top 25 percent of hospitals in these specialties. They are Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; and Urology.

U.S. News & World Report’s rankings incorporate measures such as patient survival, safety data and nurse staffing levels. The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News & World Report by RTI International, a leading research organization. Using the same data, U.S. News & World Report produced the state and metropolitan rankings.

The rankings are available on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals website and will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2016 guidebook, available in August.

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.