MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine has again been named to Becker's Hospital Review’s 2019 list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopaedic Programs. The program also received the designation in 2018.
Becker's says these programs “have rich histories of innovation and have won grants to research musculoskeletal treatments. Many are high-volume centers where surgeons annually perform hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of total joint replacements, in addition to less complex musculoskeletal surgeries.
Becker's editorial team took several rankings and awards into consideration, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for adult and pediatric orthopaedics and Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center designation. Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on the list.
Loyola's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation is nationally recognized for its expertise in diagnosing and treating a broad range of orthopaedic conditions. The department was named a “high performing specialty” in U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings, which rated nearly 5,000 hospitals.
Orthopaedic surgeons play a key role in maintaining Loyola as the only Level 1 trauma center in Illinois to be verified by the American College of Surgeons. Verification provides an objective, external review of a trauma center's resources and performance.
In 2018, Loyola’s spine surgery and hip and knee replacement programs were recognized as Blue Distinction Centers Plus by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Plus Centers are recognized for their proven expertise, efficiency, high quality care and patient results.
Loyola is designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality Facility for Orthopedic Care for total joint replacement and spine surgery. Loyola's surgical optimization program for high-risk surgical patients helps improve outcomes following outpatient surgery.
Loyola’s inpatient rehabilitation program is accredited by CARF International, demonstrating the program meets international quality standards and is committed to excellence.
Becker's Healthcare is a leading source of business and legal news for health care industry leaders. Its publications include Becker's Hospital Review, Becker's Spine Review and Becker's ASC Review.