2 Chicago hospitals named in nation’s top 20 by US News and World Report – NBC Chicago


Two Chicago hospitals have been named among the top 20 in the country, according to the latest ranking released Tuesday by US News and World Report.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center rank at no. 10 and 17, respectively, on the list.

According to US News and World Report, hospitals are ranked based on their performance in 16 specialties as well as certain procedures or conditions. Specialties include things like cancer, cardiology, diabetes, and more.

The report notes that the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the healthcare industry, but in the face of these changes, hospitals are still required to provide patient care.

“Despite these changes, it remains constant: when people get sick, they need care,” the report says.

In addition to being among the top 10 in the United States, Northwestern was named the best hospital in Illinois and Chicago, with a national ranking for 11 of 16 specialties. Northwestern Medicine’s Central DuPage, Lake Forest and McHenry, Huntley and Woodstock hospitals are also in the state’s top 20, according to the report.

“The US News ranking reflects a shared commitment to excellence and that is why Northwestern Medicine is consistently recognized as one of the best healthcare systems in the country,” said Dean M. Harrison, President and CEO from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. in a report. “In these unprecedented times, our physicians, nurses and staff have continued to provide compassionate, world-class care while working to advance treatments, clinical research and understanding of this global pandemic.

Rush University Medical Center also had 11 programs ranked among the best in the country.

“This recognition confirms everything our patients, staff and loyal supporters have known for years about the extraordinary clinical care of the medical center,” said Dr. Omar Lateef, CEO of Rush University Medical Center, in a statement. “We feel a particular satisfaction to have been recognized over all these years, as our incomparable staff continue to prove themselves during one of the most difficult periods in the history of our institution.

According to the report, the main hospital in the country was the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, followed by the Cleveland Clinic and then the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Chicago’s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has also been named the nation’s best hospital for rehabilitation.

In Illinois, the best hospitals included:

  1. Hôpital Northwestern Memorial
  2. Rush University Medical Center
  3. University of Chicago Medical Center
  4. Loyola University Medical Center
  5. Advocate Christ Medical Center

“We continue to be encouraged by the increased number of placements and earnings in the survey. In just two years, we have tripled the number of specialties recognized in the top 50, ”said Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, dean and executive vice president of medical affairs at the University of Chicago in a statement. the work of our faculty, nurses and staff, who continually strive for excellence in patient care and safety.


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