U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Loyola's Heart Program Among Nation's Best

News Archive July 16, 2009

U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Loyola's Heart Program Among Nation's Best

Loyola Also One of Best Hospitals in Geriatric Care
MAYWOOD -- For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News and World Report magazine has ranked Loyola University Hospital as one of the top 50 hospitals nationwide for Heart and Heart Surgery. In another top honor, Loyola last week was listed among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals in limiting deaths from heart attacks and heart failure. The listing was included in the federal government's Hospital Compare reports. In addition to rating Loyola as the nation's 45th best hospital for Heart and Heart Surgery, U.S. News and World Report also ranks Loyola 50th in Geriatric Care. America's Best Hospitals issue will be on newsstands July 21. It includes rankings of 174 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties. The rankings have four components: reputation, death rate, patient safety (new this year) and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. "When the stakes are high, you want the best care you can get for someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, the magazine's health rankings editor. "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients."
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member 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. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. 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 the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC 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.
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