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Northwestern Medicine Urology Program Ranked Among America's Top 10 by U.S. News

Northwestern Memorial Hospital July 25, 2013

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Urology Program has been ranked as 9th in the country on the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Hospitals specialty ranking released on Tuesday, July 16. This is the first year that Northwestern Memorial Hospital Department of Urology Surgery has been recognized as a top 10 program, rising nine places from last year’s 18th ranking, making it the highest ranked urology program in Illinois and Chicago.

“We are honored but not surprised by this news because our team is constantly striving to be among the best urology programs in the country,” said Anthony Schaeffer, MD, chair of the department of urology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and professor of urology at Northwestern University. “Every day, the urologists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital work with patients to find the best individualized treatment for their conditions while offering the most compassionate care possible. As these rankings show, very few do it better.”

Northwestern Memorial climbed six places to 6th in the nation on the publisher’s most exclusive ranking: the Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll*. Northwestern Memorial is the only hospital in Illinois to make this prestigious ranking, and continues its placements as No. 1 in Illinois and the Chicago metro area, a distinction the hospital has held since U.S. News introduced its state and local rankings two years ago. Northwestern Memorial is recognized in 14 of 16 specialties rated by U.S. News—five of which are top 10 placements.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital ranked No. 21 in Illinois, No. 20 in the Chicago metro rankings, and was noted as high-performing in the categories of gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, and orthopaedics. These placements make it the highest rated hospital in Lake County to be recognized by U.S. News.

The urologists at Northwestern Medicine offer compassionate care working with patients to find the best individualized treatment for their conditions, including bladder disorders, erectile dysfunction, female urology, genitourinary cancer, interstitial cystitis, kidney and urinary tract disorders, male infertility, prostate diseases, stone disease, urologic cancers, urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. 

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