Chicago Hospital Makes List of America's Best by US News & World Report

A Chicago hospital has been named among the best in the nation and in Illinois, according to a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital was ranked at no. 8 on the list of Best Hospitals Honor Roll in the annual America’s Best Hospitals report, an increase from its 11th place ranking last year. The hospital was also named the best hospital in Illinois, according to the report, followed by Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center and Loyola University Medical Center.

The report used data from nearly 5,000 medical centers and analyzed survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians to rank the hospitals in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology. In addition, the rankings used information on death rates for patients who represent especially challenging cases and patient safety.

The honor roll list is made up of the hospitals that were nationally ranked in the 16 specialties and named "high performing" in a series of nine of conditions and procedures.

The top hospital on the honor roll list was Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, following by Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Northwestern was ranked nationally in 13 adult specialties and rated "high performing" in each of the nine adult procedurs and conditions.

“This honor again demonstrates the shared commitment of our talented physicians, nurses and staff who provide innovative and high-quality compassionate care,” Dean M. Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, said in a statement.

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago was also named among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the country, coming in at no. 6 on the list. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago was named the nation's best hospital for rehabilitation.

“RIC’s pioneering spirit has come to define the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and it’s an honor to once again earn the recognition of physicians and U.S. News & World Report,” Joanne C. Smith, M.D., RIC’s president and CEO, said in a statement.. “We continue our quest to be the global source of science-driven breakthroughs in human ability.”

Here is the list of 10 best hospitals in Illinois:

1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital

2. Rush University Medical Center

3. University of Chicago Medical Center

4. Advocate Christ Medical Center

5. Loyola University Medical Center

6. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

7. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

8. University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago

9. NorthShore Evanston Hospital

10. OSF St. Francis Medical Center

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