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Women's Health

While there are many health-care providers available to women, none can match the comprehensiveness, expertise, caring and convenience of Women's Health Services of Loyola. Here are just some of the reasons to choose Loyola.

Continuum of Care

Women's Health Services comprises both primary and specialty services from preventive tests, such as Pap smears, to leading-edge treatment for complex concerns, such as menopause and gynecologic cancers. This means you will have access to expertise for every health concern.


Loyola's physicians are regularly cited as among the best in the Chicago area and the United States. According to the sixth edition of Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors, Loyola physicians in obstetrics and gynecology and neonatology, were ranked in the top 1 percent of physicians nationally.

Loyola offers robotic surgery for several female surgical procedures, including hysterectomy and gynecologic cancers. Loyola is one of the first medical centers in the Chicago area to offer this minimally invasive option for women's pelvic reconstructive surgical procedures for vaginal prolapse and incontinence.

National/State Leadership

  • Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is now among the 5 percent of health-care organizations with the elite Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  This designation indicates that LUHS represents the highest standards for nursing excellence and quality of care for our patients.  At Loyola, these standards create an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life and values human dignity while providing first-rate clinical care, education and research.
    This comprehensive approach to care affords our patients the best possible outcomes. 
  • Loyola's acute rehabilitation unit is accredited by CARF International.

Access to Health-care Research

Every year, Loyola physicians conduct clinical research on new treatments that may prove ground-breaking for breast cancer, osteoporosis, bladder control and dozens of other conditions. You may qualify to take part in this research and have access to medications or procedures that are not yet available to the general population.  Even if you do not participate in a trial, you will be cared for by a team of specialists that has the most current knowledge of treatment developments in these specialties.

Specialized Facilities

Loyola's medical center campus in Maywood, Ill., features highly specialized obstetric facilities, including:

  • Level III Perinatal Center - cares for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies and offers the only dedicated obstetric critical care unit in the Chicago area.
  • Childbirth Center - features a modern, home-like setting with fully equipped labor, delivery and recovery rooms, plus nearby surgical suites for Caesarean deliveries.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - considered a national model, with a survival rate that is among the best in the country. The unit's integrated home care program was the first of its kind in the United States.
  • Level I Trauma Center - offers trauma services for pregnant women.

Excellent Care Nearby

With many locations offering women's health services throughout the western suburbs, plus the extensive, state-of-the-art medical center campus, Loyola puts excellent care within easy reach. Many of our general obstetrics and gynecology services are located at our Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park so that we can offer you all the comforts of a community hospital with Loyola’s high-level care. Additionally, our experienced perinatologists who have advanced maternal-fetal medicine training offer full-service consultations at our Gottlieb campus.

Care for the Whole Woman

With a variety of well-woman programs, support groups and special services aimed at complex problems, such as breast cancer, Loyola's Women's Health Services serves the whole woman - her physical, psychological and emotional needs - especially at times of change or crisis.