Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by U.S. News & World Report.
A hospital’s COPD score is based on multiple data categories, including number of patients, patient survival rate, prevention of blood clots, and enabling discharge to home. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating were significantly better than the national average. Additionally, LCMH offers non-invasive breathing assistance via mask instead of through a breathing tube in order to provide respiratory support for some patients with COPD.
“We are proud to receive this award because one of our core values is quality,” said Cindy Deuser, R.N. Vice President of Quality Improvement / Clinical and Diagnostic Services at LCMH. “Our patients and our community can be confident in knowing they will receive optimal COPD care from the moment they arrive at our door.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
ABOUT LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For nearly 90 years, LCMH has held a long tradition of serving the needs of women and their families. Our Women’s Center for Life and Health provides a wide array of women’s healthcare needs conveniently under one roof – from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. LCMH continues to achieve accolades for quality, provides new medical advances and offers a convenient range of services to our community. If you need assistance finding a Little Company of Mary physician that’s right for you, please contact Physician Match – a free healthcare referral service that provides detailed biographical information on many physicians within a variety of medical specialties. Call 708.423.3070 or 1.866.540.LCMH or visit www.LCMH.org.
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