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Rush University Medical Center Named One of World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek

CHICAGO – Rush University Medical Center was ranked as one of the top 50 hospitals in the United States and one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek magazine. 

Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2019 rankings lists the best hospitals in 11 countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  

Rush University Medical Center was ranked 29 out of 250 U.S. hospitals and was named one of the top 1,000 hospitals in the world.

Newsweek has been covering health care for the better part of nine decades. According to the magazine, the hospitals on its list are at the forefront of adapting to new challenges while providing top-notch patient care. 

Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, to develop the ranking. Hospitals were evaluated based on three data sources. The first included hospital recommendations from peers through an online survey of doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers from 11 countries. About 40,000 medical experts were invited to the survey.

The rankings also looked at patient experience based on surveys of patient satisfaction with hospitalization and also incorporated medical key performance indicators (KPIs) for hospitals, which included data on quality of treatment, hygiene measures, patient safety, etc.

Each hospital received a score that was calculated based on these three categories, with the following weightings:

  • Recommendation from peers: national (50 percent), international (5 percent)
  • Patient experience: 15 percent
  • Medical KPIs on hospitals: 30 percent

Rush’s score was 86.7, and the Medical Center was recognized as a top hospital in the U.S. for anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, general and visceral surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, memory care (geriatrics), neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, palliative care, plastic surgery, psychiatry, pulmonology, oncology, radiology,  rheumatology, orthopedics and spine surgery and urology.

About Rush University System for Health

Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, and research and community partnerships. The Rush System comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

Formerly known as the Rush System for Health, the Rush University System for Health officially added University to its name this month to properly reflect its identity as an academic health system.

Media Contact

Deb Song
Associate Director, Media Relations
(312) 942-0588
deb_song@rush.edu

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