Northwestern Hospitals Among the Best in Latest US News Rankings

Northwestern ranked Illinois' top hospital, according to US News

"We are extremely proud to be on the Honor Roll and among the nation's best centers as we continue to shape health care delivery, develop groundbreaking therapies and treatments, and recruit and retain elite physicians, researchers, and medical staff".

Hospital reputation, patient survival rates and adequacy of medical staffing are a few of the factors U.S. News researchers consider in the rankings.

The U.S. News "Best Hospitals" rankings are in their 28th year.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News' patient portal, created to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

Florida Hospital Orlando and Orlando Regional Medical Center both ranked first in Orlando and fourth in Florida, improving their statewide placement from past year.

Cone was listed as a high performer in 11 categories for 2017-18 and 14 categories for 2016-17 after being ranked in four in 2015-16.

Additionally, five specialties were named as high performing: gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; orthopedics; rehabilitation; and urology. In the 16 specialty areas, only 146 hospitals (just over 3 percent) were ranked in at least one specialty.

Hospital in Cedar Rapids ranked No. 2 in Iowa, also earning "high-performing" marks in seven "adult procedure and conditions".

U.S. News and World Report Tuesday ranked Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood the country's seventh-best hospital.

PinnacleHealth Hospitals in Dauphin County ranked twelfth statewide, recognized as high-performing in eight procedures or conditions.

The rankings come from an analysis of comprehensive data that measures the quality and performance of medical centers in the care of patients and throughout different specialties.

"We opened with a cancer center, later added an emergency department, out patient services, and diagnostic services, but is was August of 2007 that we matured into a full fledged hospital", said Genie Aubel, President of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman.

"UK HealthCare is a place where you feel safe because you know we're ready no matter the situation or illness", said Colleen Swartz, UK HealthCare's chief administrative officer.

Mayo ranked nationally in 15 adult and 9 pediatric specialties.

In specialty rankings, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked No. 1 in cancer and the Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 1 in cardiology and heart surgery.

Further details including the rankings and methodology re: Mercy Medical Center are available here.

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