Northwestern Memorial Ranks No. 1 in New U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Metro Ranking
Northwestern Memorial Hospital March 28, 2011
The 12 specialties within which NMH was nationally ranked in 2010 are as follows:
- Neurology & Neurosurgery (#13)
- Heart & Heart Surgery (#14)
- Gynecology (#14)
- Rheumatology (#16)
- Gastroenterology (#22)
- Orthopedics (#22)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (#23)
- Urology (#26)
- Cancer (#27)
- Ear, Nose & Throat (#27)
- Geriatrics (#27)
- Kidney Disorders (#34)
U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures. Northwestern Memorial has been included in that national ranking for well over a decade.
U.S. News says the new metro rankings are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital. It also hopes that patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care at a high-performing hospital.
For the full list of metro area rankings visit U.S. News.