Monday, July 18, 2011

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Gottlieb Memorial Hospital's Neurology, Urology as Among the Best

MELROSE PARK, Ill.-- Gottlieb Memorial Hospital received “high performing” honors in Neurology & Neurosurgery and Urology, meaning they are among the top 25 percent of hospitals in the nation, in new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Gottlieb placed 30th in overall rankings of hospitals in metropolitan Chicago. The 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings are based on a rigorous review of 4,825 hospitals nationwide. Of those hospitals, only 720 met the criteria to be included in the rankings. Factors used in evaluating the hospitals include reputation, patient survival, patient safety and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. Gottlieb, a full-service community hospital, is part of the Loyola University Health System. The magazine nationally ranked Loyola University Hospital in four specialties: Cardiology and Heart Surgery (20th) Ear, Nose and Throat (35th) Neurology and Neurosurgery (39th) Urology (49th) Loyola has been nationally ranked in Heart and Heart Surgery for nine years in a row. Loyola specialties receiving “high performing” honors are: Cancer Diabetes and Endocrinology Gastroenterology Geriatrics Gynecology Nephrology Orthopaedics

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.