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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

MacNeal Hospital Named One of the Nation's Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for the Second Year

BERWYN, IL – MacNeal Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health®. The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. This is the second consecutive year that MacNeal Hospital has been recognized with this honor.

IBM Watson Health® analyzed outcomes for patients suffering from heart failure and myocardial infarction, and patients who underwent coronary artery stent placement and bypass surgery. These cardiovascular patients at MacNeal and other Top 50 hospitals experienced fewer complications, higher survival rates, fewer readmissions, shorter lengths of stay and lower costs. According to the study, if cardiovascular patients at all hospitals in the U.S. achieved these outcomes, more than 11,000 additional lives would be saved, 2,800 more heart patients would be complication free, and over $1.5 billion could be saved.

"We are incredibly proud of our cardiovascular team at MacNeal," said M.E. Cleary, president of MacNeal Hospital. "They are consistently committed to providing top quality cardiovascular care to our patients and are very deserving of this honor. We especially appreciate the leadership and quality of care provided by our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons."

MacNeal Hospital has dedicated powerful resources to treating cardiovascular disease. Leading-edge technology and facilities enable cardiovascular specialists to deliver a full spectrum of services. In addition, MacNeal has been accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and designated a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care by BlueCross BlueShield.

Watson Health is a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. Watson Health technologies are tackling a wide range of the world’s biggest health care challenges, including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more.

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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.