Loyola nationally ranked in five specialties, high performing in 11 for 2020-21
MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola University Medical Center is ranked 4th in the state of Illinois and has been ranked among the top 5 hospitals each year since U.S. News hospital rankings started in 2013. Loyola has five nationally ranked specialties and is “high performing” in 11 other specialties, conditions and procedures in U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 Best Hospitals rankings.
Loyola is nationally ranked in five specialty categories: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (21st in the U.S.), Nephrology (37th), Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (45th), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (48th), and Neurology & Neurosurgery (50th). Five Loyola specialties are high performing: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics and Urology.
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.
For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties and 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
Loyola also was rated high performing in six adult procedure and condition categories: Aortic Valve Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, and Lung Cancer Surgery. Hospitals named high performing in these areas were significantly better than the national average.
"We are proud to again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Illinois, and to receive national rankings and high performance ratings for 11 specialties, conditions and procedures," said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine. "These new rankings reflect our clinical excellence and continued focus on quality care and patient safety."
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Complete ratings are available on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals website.