AHA Recognizes Loyola University Medical Center | Loyola Medicine
Monday, August 24, 2020

American Heart Association Recognizes Loyola University Medical Center for Advanced Heart Care

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MAYWOOD, IL—Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) has received a Mission Lifeline®-NSTEMI-GOLD 2020 Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The honor “recognizes hospitals for their outstanding performance in high quality systems care by meeting or exceeding guideline therapy recommendations” in treating patients with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or NSTEMI.

An NSTEMI event occurs when the arteries are partially blocked.

“Loyola University Medical Center has long been recognized as a top regional hospital for heart and vascular care, and we are honored to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association,” said Lowell H. Steen, Jr., MD, interim division director of LUMC cardiology.

Loyola is nationally ranked (48th) in Cardiology & Heart Surgery in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospital Rankings, and is “high performing” in heart failure, aortic valve surgery and heart bypass surgery.

In 2019, Loyola received the American College of Cardiology's Platinum Performance Achievement award for providing superior care to heart attack patients. In 2018, Loyola’s cardiac care program was recognized as a Blue Distinction Center Plus by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Plus Centers are recognized for their proven expertise, efficiency, high quality care and patient results.

For more information on the LUMC Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, please visit LoyolaMedicine.org or call 877-584-7888.

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 94 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 133,000 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.