Report Names Chicago Hospital Among Nation's Best

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the nation and the top facility in Illinois and Chicago, according to a new report.

The hospital ranked at no. 11 in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Hospitals.

The report examined data from nearly 5,000 hospitals and analyzed survey results from more than 140,000 physicians to rank the best hospitals in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology. The criteria analyzed included death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation.

The top 15 hospitals with the highest scores in at least six of the specialties were name to the “Honor Roll.”

Northwestern received highest rankings for nine specialties including diabetes and endocrinology, urology, cardiology and heart surgery, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and rheumatology.

It was also named the top hospital in Illinois and the Chicago metro area. Also named among the top hospitals in Illinois and the nation were Rush University Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center.

The top hospital on the national list was Massachusetts General followed by Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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