Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). Loyola University Medical Center is a 559-bed academic medical center and teaching hospital firmly rooted in the Jesuit Catholic faith. The hospital belongs to Loyola Medicine, a quaternary-care system with a 61-acre medical center campus in the western suburbs of Chicago.
In 2015, LUMC was ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report in four adult specialties and ranked the No. 3 hospital in both the state of Illinois as well as the Chicago metro area. It has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and has maintained its status as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2009. Additionally, the hospital earned an A hospital safety score from the Leapfrog Group for fall 2015.
Loyola University Medical Center boasts several well-respected specialty programs, including a burn center that treats more than 4,000 patients annually, roughly 40 percent of whom are children. The burn center was awarded verification by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association. Along with Loyola's Burn and Shock Trauma Institute, the burn center is also involved in research on postburn immunosuppression and wound healing, among other concentrations.
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