Newswise — 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. To learn more about Loyola Medicine or find a physician, visit     

About Loyola Medicine Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a nationally ranked academic, quaternary care system based in Chicago's western suburbs. The three-hospital system includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital, as well as convenient locations offering primary care, specialty care and immediate care services from more than 1,800 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. & 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. Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its academic affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine  and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 254-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with the newly renovated Judd A. Weinberg Emergency Department, 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 facility at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center. MacNeal is a 374-licensed-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced medical, surgical and psychiatric services, acute rehabilitation, an inpatient skilled nursing facility and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. Loyola Medical Group, a team of primary and specialty care physicians, offers care at over 15 Chicago-area locations. For more information, visit

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery 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 106 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, Michigan, and with annual operating revenues of $19.3 billion and assets of $27 billion, the organization returns $1.2 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 125,000 colleagues, including about 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. For more information, visit


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