Loyola University Medical Center
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2010)|
|Loyola University Medical Center|
|Location||Maywood, Illinois, United States|
|Care system||Private, Medicaid, Medicare|
|Affiliated university||Loyola University Chicago|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Lists||Hospitals in Illinois|
The Loyola University Medical Center is a quaternary-care system with a 61-acre (250,000 m2) main medical center campus in the western suburbs of Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois. The medical center campus is located in Maywood, 13 miles (21 km) west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles (13 km) east of Oak Brook, Illinois. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, and the Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center (now named for the late Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, Joseph Louis Bernardin, who was a patient at the Cancer Center when he died in November of 1996 from metastatic pancreatic cancer) Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (named for Samuel Cardinal Stritch, a former Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago) Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park, Illinois includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Gottlieb Health and Fitness Center and the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Care Center. Loyola University Health System has been a member of Trinity Health since July of 2011. The Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy is a part of the Stritch School of Medicine.
Loyola University Medical Center has made news for delivering two of the smallest babies to ever survive. The record for the smallest premature baby to survive was broken in September 2004 by Rumaisa Rahman, who was born at Loyola at 25 weeks' gestation. At birth, she was 8 inches (20 cm) long and weighed 8.6 oz. (244 g). The previous record, also achieved by Loyola, was held for some time by Madeline Mann, who was born at 26 weeks weighing 9.9 oz. (280 g) and measuring 9.5 inches (24.13 cm).