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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Newsweek Magazine Names Loyola University Medical Center Among Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S., No. 4 in Illinois

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MAYWOOD, IL – For the third year in a row, Newsweek magazine has named Loyola University Medical Center to its 2021 list of the World’s Best Hospitals. Loyola ranks No. 56 among the 250 U.S. hospitals and No. 4 in the state of Illinois.

Newsweek says the 2,000 hospitals on the 2021 list “stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care and state-of-the-art technology.”

“We are proud to be recognized again by Newsweek magazine as a top hospital in Illinois, the U.S. and the world,” said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. “Our consistent, top rankings are a reflection of Loyola’s exceptional clinicians and our steadfast commitment to providing outstanding patient care and safety.”

The 2021 Newsweek list was compiled in partnership with Statista, Inc. and based on three data sources: recommendations from medical experts (doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals), results from patient surveys and medical key performance indicators (KPIs).

Loyola was also recently again named to the top hospital lists of two other respected publications.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola University Medical Center No. 4 in the state of Illinois in the 2020-2021 Best Hospitals ranking. Loyola also has five nationally ranked specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (No. 21 in the U.S.), Nephrology (37), Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (45), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (48) and Neurology & Neurosurgery (50). The hospital was rated “high performing” in 11 other specialties, conditions and procedures. 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% in the nation.

In 2020, for the seventh year in a row, Loyola was also named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 great hospitals in America100 Great Hospitals in America. Loyola’s quaternary care facility, level 1 trauma center that houses a nationally recognized burn center, transplant center and a 20-bed unit for stem cell transplant patients were among the reasons listed for inclusion in the 2020 list. 

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.