Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has once again been named one of the nation's top ranked hospitals in U.S.News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
Rush is ranked among the top 50 programs in the country in 7 of the 16 categories measured. The medical center is ranked higher than any other program in Illinois in orthopedics — number 10 in the nation. The rankings of other Rush programs are: neurology and neurosurgery (number 15 in the nation), geriatrics (21), kidney disease (23), urology (24), gastroenterology (digestive disorders — 29), and heart and heart surgery (45).
"Rush continues to do great work in a broad spectrum of categories, and these rankings are representative of the quality of care provided at Rush," says Larry J. Goodman, MD, president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "Our academic medical center has earned its place among America's best."
The competition is tough. Just 170 out of 5,453 hospitals in the United States, about 3 percent, scored high enough this year to rank in even a single specialty, according to the magazine.
According to U.S.News & World Report, the purpose of the "America's Best Hospitals" ranking is to help patients "who truly need outstanding care." Hospitals are judged not in routine procedures, but in difficult cases across an entire specialty.
"Our rankings highlight the internal culture of excellence embraced by caregivers in the great hospitals throughout the United States," says Brian Kelly, editor of U.S.News & World Report.
"Talent and money alone don't put hospitals in the rankings," says Best Hospitals editor Avery Comarow. "The truly best hospitals are never satisfied. The emphasis is not only on doing well, but always doing better."
More Information at Your Fingertips:
- For more information about other recognition Rush has received, visit the Honors and Recognition page in the About Rush area of our Web site.
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