Northwestern Memorial Hospital is recognized among the top 10 hospitals in the country and remains No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois
Northwestern Memorial Hospital has again been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country, ranking 10th on the prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll, the only hospital in Illinois to receive top-ten honors.
Northwestern Memorial remained ranked first in both the Chicago Metro Region and Illinois for the tenth consecutive year. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital was ranked 10th in the Chicago Metro region and 10th in Illinois. Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital was ranked 13th in the Chicago Metro region and 15th in Illinois. Northwestern Medicine McHenry, Huntley, and Woodstock Hospitals were ranked 14th in the Chicago Metro region and 16th in Illinois.
“As an integrated academic health system driven by our Patients First mission, this recognition would not be possible without the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff,” said Dean M. Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “As we look towards the future, we recognize and celebrate Northwestern Medicine’s exceptional and tireless health care team who responded with compassion and commitment to providing world-class care to our patients during a global pandemic.”
For the 2021-22 rankings, U.S. News evaluated hospitals across 15 specialties and 16 procedures and conditions. Only 175 hospitals, or about four percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated, were nationally ranked in even one specialty.
Northwestern Memorial was nationally ranked in 10 out of 15 specialties and recognized as high performing in all 16 procedures and conditions. Of the 10 nationally ranked specialties, four clinical programs at Northwestern Memorial were ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country: Northwestern Memorial Hospital was ranked sixth for Cancer, eighth for Geriatrics, ninth for Neurology and Neurosurgery and ninth for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery.
In addition, Northwestern Medicine Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital was ranked 36th in Pulmonology and Lung Surgery, and recognized as high performing in GI & GI Surgery, Geriatrics and Orthopaedics, as well as in five procedures and conditions. Central DuPage Hospital was recognized as high performing in 15 procedures and conditions. Northwestern Medicine McHenry, Huntley, Woodstock Hospitals were recognized as High Performing in nine procedures and conditions. Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital was recognized as high performing in Orthopaedics and in six procedures and conditions.
The Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing among other care-related indicators.
AbilityLab and Lurie Children’s Receive High Marks
Meanwhile, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (previously known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) continues to be recognized as the national leader in Rehabilitation, topping the U.S. News list for 31 consecutive years. The AbilityLab is the only hospital of its kind to hold this distinction.
Earlier this summer, U.S. News placed Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as the top children’s hospital in Illinois, and third in the region (in the region that includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky) and ranked three of its specialties in the top 10 nationally: urology at seventh, neonatology at ninth and cardiology/heart surgery at ninth. Lurie Children’s was also among only 21 children’s hospitals nationally ranked in all 10 specialties.