Loyola Named Best Hospitals for Heart Care 2015 | Loyola Medicine
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Loyola named to list of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care

Distinction based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and reputation among women

MAYWOOD, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2015) – Loyola University Medical Center has been named to the 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care list by The Women’s Choice Award, a leading consumer advocacy group.

This annual distinction is the only evidence-based designation that identifies the country's best hospitals based on factors that include patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what thousands of women say they want from a hospital.

Loyola was among 355 hospitals named to the America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care list. The list is determined by first identifying the top 25 percent of hospitals across the nation that offer a minimum number of cardiac and vascular services. Selected hospitals must perform well clinically in heart-care measures reported to Medicare, and they must have a high Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) recommendation score. 

Loyola’s Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine is world renowned for its ability to perform heart transplants and treat complex arrhythmias, heart failure and related cardiovascular illnesses. As a top-ranked heart hospital, Loyola records some of the highest volumes and greatest success rates for heart and vascular surgery. 

For more information, visit LoyolaMedicine.org/heart, or to schedule an appointment with a Loyola physician, call 888-584-7888.

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 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.