Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood) | BirthGuide Chicago

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood)

Address:
2160 S. First Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
(888) 584-7888

Hospital | Doctor-attended birth

  • Medium (between 900 and 1600 births per year)
  • Perinatal Level III

Outcomes:

Overall C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 31.2%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
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Primary C-Section Rate (risk adjusted) - 19.4%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
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MEDIUM - LOW
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instrumental delivery rate - Too few cases to rate

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the LOWEST
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MEDIUM - LOW
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VBAC Rate (risk adjusted) - 15.9%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the HIGHEST
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MEDIUM - HIGH
med-high
MEDIUM - LOW
med-low
Among the LOWEST
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Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate - 69.4%

As compared to Chicago-area hospitals, this rate is:
Among the HIGHEST
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MEDIUM - HIGH
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Among the LOWEST
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  • Number of VBAC deliveries per year- 41
  • Epidural Rate - no data provided
  • Overall Induction Rate - no data provided
  • Early Elective Deliveries - 1 %
  • Episiotomy Rate - 1%

Maternity Care Overview

“Loyola Medicine provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary obstetrics care for women considering pregnancy, as well as pregnant patients and their developing babies. Whether you are expecting a normal delivery or have a medical condition that requires extra care, our dedicated team of doctors, surgeons, sonographers, pediatric subspecialists, genetic counselors, perinatologists, neonatologists and nurses will provide expert care for you and your baby during this very special time.”

“Loyola provides truly integrated obstetric care before, during and after delivery. When you come to Loyola University Medical Center, your team is prepared for the expected and the unexpected. You can depend on care that will meet and exceed your needs in comfortable setting.”

Comfortable rooms: “Loyola’s comfortable rooms, which are designed with families in mind, are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Loyola’s rooms support rooming-in with your baby, so you won’t have to be separated from your infant during this time of bonding.”

High Risk Care: “For patients with high-risk pregnancies, Loyola’s maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists will provide you with individualized prenatal care and help to manage any pre-existing conditions that may be worrisome during this time. They will coordinate all tests to monitor your baby’s health and development. Your MFM doctor will check for birth defects, blood disorders and heart problems and arrange surgery if necessary. Your doctor also will coordinate care with your obstetrician to care for any health problems experienced by the mother after delivery, such as infections, heavy bleeding or hypertension. ”

Level III Perinatal Center: “Loyola’s state-designated Level III Perinatal Center has a proven track record of improving survival rates of high-risk babies born to mothers who have conditions that require advanced medical or surgical care. Our skilled clinicians provide coordinated high-risk obstetric and neonatal services for some of the most challenging cases in Illinois, serving nine regional hospitals with a combined total of 9,500 babies delivered each year. We provide individualized consultations in both inpatient and outpatient settings and are available to arrange transportation for high-risk babies to Loyola on a 24/7 basis. Our board-certified specialists are on-call around the clock, seven days a week.”

Expert care for low-birth-weight babies: “Loyola has one of the state’s highest survival rates for low-birth-weight infants. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) cares for more than 400 critically ill newborns each year. Loyola’s doctors have successfully delivered more than 3,000 babies who weighed less than two pounds, including the world’s smallest and second-smallest surviving babies. In addition, Loyola’s NICU serves as a national model for care with a survival rate that is among the best in the country. We are well-equipped to care for any difficulty you or your baby may have.”

Baby Friendly Hospital: “Loyola is also the only academic medical center in the Chicago area to win the coveted Baby-Friendly USA designation, a reflection of our dedication to help mothers successfully breastfeed their newborns. This is part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative that was launched in 1991 by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.”

Quality care: “As part of an academic medical center, Loyola’s expert clinicians perform and teach the latest surgical techniques and medical treatments in numerous locations across the Chicago area. In addition, our nurses have earned Magnet status, which means they have been recognized for delivering the highest level of care.”

INSURANCE

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MATERNITY SERVICE TOURS

To schedule a tour of the maternity service, please call 708-216-4300.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Loyola offers a range of classes and support for expectant parents, including classes on breastfeeding, Cesarean birth and vaginal birth, childbirth preparation and infant care. You can learn more here.

MATERNITY CARE CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois has recognized Loyola’s maternity care with its Blue Distinction® Center+ designation.
  • Loyola University Medical Center has won the coveted Baby-Friendly USA designation.
Last updated: February 15, 2021
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