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From Winter 2013 Quest

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ranked 6th Nationally

U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital 6th in the nation in their most distinguished annual ranking: the Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll.

The annual Best Hospitals list recognizes hospitals that have expertise caring for patients with life-threatening or rare conditions. Hospitals must achieve top rankings in at least six specialties to secure a place on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Northwestern Memorial ranked nationally in 12 specialties, including urology. Only 18 hospitals out of 5,000 were selected for the Honor Roll.

Northwestern Memorial also ranked 1st in both the Illinois and Chicago metro area rankings.

U.S. News bases the rankings primarily on objective hospital performance data, including safety statistics, patient survival rates and resources such as nursing staffing levels. Hospital reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor.

Department of Urology Among the Best in the U.S.

The Department of Urology at Northwestern was ranked 9th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Ranked specialty departments must have the skill and expertise to treat the most complex and demanding cases in that area of medicine. Only 147 hospitals, about 3% of those in the U.S., earned a national ranking in a specialty.

Top-Ranked Hospitals in the Best Hospitals Honor Roll:

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital
  3. Mayo Clinic
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. UCLA Medical Center
  6. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  7. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  8. UCSF Medical Center
  9. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  10. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Top-Ranked Hospitals for Urology

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital
  2. Cleveland Clinic
  3. Mayo Clinic
  4. UCLA Medical Center
  5. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  6. Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  7. UCSF Medical Center
  8. Duke University Medical Center
  9. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  10. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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