Newswise — 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.

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