Six Loyola Medicine Specialties Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Six Loyola Medicine Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

High Performing in Seven Other Categories; Ranked among Top Three Hospitals in Illinois

Loyola University Medical Center campus exterior image with U.S. News and World Report national ranking bange

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola University Medical Center ranks among the top three Illinois hospitals (among 200 hospitals) and has six nationally ranked specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings.

Loyola's six nationally ranked specialties are Cardiology & Heart Surgery (27th), Urology (31st), Orthopaedics (36th), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (37th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (37th) and Pulmonology (49th). Three Loyola specialties are high performing: CancerGeriatrics and Nephrology.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. To achieve a national ranking, a hospital must be ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in a given specialty. A high performing specialty is among the top 10 percent in the nation.

Loyola also was rated high performing in aortic valve surgerycolon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure. Hospitals named high performing in these areas were significantly better than the national average.
U.S. News' Best Hospitals rankings assess hospital performance across 16 specialty areas based on an extensive data-driven analysis that looks at structural characteristics and processes of care, outcomes and mortality, patient safety, hospital reputation among physicians and number of patients treated within the specialty. For the 2018-19 rankings, only 158 hospitals of over 4,500 evaluated across the U.S. were ranked in at least one specialty area.

Complete ratings are available on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals website.

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.