High Performing in 10 Other Categories; Ranked Among Top Five Hospitals in Illinois
MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola University Medical Center has four nationally ranked specialties and is high performing in 10 other specialties, conditions and procedures in U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings.
Loyola's nationally ranked specialties are Neurology and Neurosurgery (28th in the U.S.), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (33rd), Cardiology and Heart Surgery (39th) and Urology (41st). Five Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopaedics and Pulmonology and Lung Surgery.
To achieve a national ranking, a hospital must be ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in a given specialty. A high-performing specialty is among the top 10 percent in the nation.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,600 hospitals nationwide, including more than 200 in Illinois. Loyola was ranked among the top five hospitals in Illinois.
Loyola also was rated high performing in five adult procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure. Hospitals named high performing in these areas were significantly better than the national average.
"We are pleased to again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Illinois," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. "These new rankings reflect our clinical excellence and continuing focus on quality care and patient safety."
U.S. News' Best Hospitals rankings assess hospital performance across 16 specialty areas based on an extensive data-driven analysis that looks at structural characteristics and processes of care, outcomes and mortality, patient safety, hospital reputation among physicians and number of patients treated within the specialty.
Complete ratings are available on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals website.