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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Loyola Named to Newsweek's 2019 List of World's Best Hospitals

Among Top 50 In U.S.

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MAYWOOD, IL – Newsweek magazine has named Loyola University Medical Center to its 2019 list of the World's Best Hospitals.
Loyola ranks 49th among the 250 U.S. hospitals on the World's Best Hospitals list.
One thousand hospitals were selected worldwide based on three measures:
Recommendations from peers. In an online survey, tens of thousands of doctors, nurses, hospital managers and other healthcare professionals were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country and other countries. Survey participants could not recommend their own hospitals.
Patient experience. Data from existing patient surveys were collected. Samples of survey topics include general satisfaction with hospital, satisfaction with medical care and satisfaction with service.
Medical key performance indicators (KPIs). Examples of KPIs include data on quality of care for specific treatments, hygiene measures, patient safety and nurse-to-patient ratios.
"The hospitals on this list are at the forefront of adapting to new challenges while providing top-notch patient care," Newsweek said. Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, to develop the World's Best Hospitals list.
Two other respected publications also have named Loyola to their top hospitals lists.
In U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings, Loyola ranks among the top three Illinois hospitals (among 200 in the state) and has six nationally ranked specialties. Loyola's six nationally ranked specialties are Cardiology & Heart Surgery (27th), Urology (31st),  Orthopaedics (36th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (37th), Neurology & Neurosurgery, (37th) and Pulmonology (49th). Three Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Geriatrics and Nephrology.
For five years in a row, Loyola has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review's list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." Loyola's nationally ranked specialties, level 1 trauma center, transplant program, Burn Center and 20-bed unit for patients undergoing stem cell transplants were among the reasons listed for inclusion on the 2018 list. The "stellar reputation" of Loyola's orthopaedics program and a tenfold increase in total and partial shoulder replacements were also highlighted.

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.