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Monday, August 24, 2020

American Heart Association Recognizes MacNeal Hospital for Advanced Care for Stroke and Type 2 Diabetes

BERWYN, IL – MacNeal Hospital has received a 2020 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD Plus Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). MacNeal, part of Loyola Medicine, was also named to the AHA’s Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

The Stroke GOLD Plus Award recognizes hospitals for adherence to the AHA’s in-hospital program for improving stroke care, based on “the latest scientific treatment guidelines.” The Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll distinction honors hospitals “engaging in advanced care for patients with heart failure and/or stroke and type 2 diabetes.”

“MacNeal has long been recognized as a top regional hospital for cardiovascular care, and we are honored to receive these distinctions from the American Heart Association,” said MacNeal Hospital President Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) Cleary.

MacNeal received the AHA Stroke GOLD Plus honor in 2018, 2016 and 2015. Earlier this year, MacNeal was named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by IBM Watson Health. MacNeal is also recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.

For more information on MacNeal Heart & Vascular Care, visit MacNealHospital.org, or call 877-834-7264.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and 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. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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 at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare 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 109 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, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.