Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Loyola Ranks Among Top Three Hospitals In State, According to U.S

Loyola Ranks Among Top Three Hospitals In State, According to U.S

For its rankings, U.S. News assessed more than 4,500 hospitals across the country, according to a statement released by Loyola following the rankings. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

The hospital, which has been a powerhouse atop the rankings since their inception, was the only Maryland hospital to make the list.

All hospitals are evaluated but only the top 50 are ranked. In 12 of the 16 specialties, ranking is determined by an extensive data-driven analysis that combines measures of performance in three primary dimensions of healthcare: structure, process and outcomes.

"This national recognition of clinical excellence is a direct reflection on our talented physicians, nurses and team members", Jim Skogsbergh, Advocate Aurora Health president and CEO, said in a news release.

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The big mover on the state list was U of C Medical Center, which rose in IL from eighth. The hospital's Cardiology and Heart Surgery program-in partnership with the Texas Heart® Institute-is ranked number 22 nationwide, and the Neurology and Neurosurgery service line is ranked number 34 in the nation.

The Walnut Creek medical center has been nationally ranked in Gynecology for the past seven years.

The Walnut Creek medical center was also ranked as high-performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.

U.S. News ranks hospitals in 16 specialty areas, which it says is created to "assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care".

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Harborview Medical Center was nationally ranked in urology (32) and high performing in pulmonary services and orthopedics.

This year's hospital rankings were winnowed down from 4,655 medical facilities. University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison, 2. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center has achieved both distinctions. Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, 9.

UCH is the academic anchor of UCHealth, a nonprofit health care system that includes ten hospitals and more than 150 clinics throughout Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

The Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., ranked No. 1 nationally. "The U.S. News and World Report honors are a validation of this quality care and our commitment to putting patients first, helping them get back to living their extraordinary lives". The closest hospital on the top 20 national list is Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which ranked No. 13.

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