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.
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.