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 9th 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 11th consecutive year. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital were tied for the 12th ranked hospital in the Chicago Metro region as well as the 12th in Illinois. Northwestern Medicine McHenry, Huntley, and Woodstock Hospitals were ranked 9th in the Chicago Metro region and 9th in Illinois.
“This recognition is a direct reflection of our Patients First mission and our relentless quest to improve, innovate and deliver world class outcomes to the patients we are privileged to serve,” said Dean M. Harrison, chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “These rankings amplify the expertise, dedication and compassion of more than 33,000 physicians, nurses and staff who come together to provide exceptional care, train future generations of clinicians, advance medicine through cutting edge research all in the pursuit of health for individuals and the communities they call home.”
For the 2022-23 rankings, U.S. News evaluated hospitals across 15 specialties and 19 procedures and conditions. Only 164 hospitals, or about three percent of the more than 5,000 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 19 procedures and conditions. Of the 10 nationally ranked specialties, six clinical programs at Northwestern Memorial were ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country: Northwestern Memorial Hospital was ranked seventh for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, eighth for Cardiology & Heart Surgery, eighth for Geriatrics, ninth for Cancer, and tenth for both Diabetes & Endocrinology and Neurology & Neurosurgery.
In addition, Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital was ranked 14th in Chicago and 14th in Illinois, while Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital was ranked 18th in Chicago and 20th in Illinois.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital was ranked 28th in Pulmonology and Lung Surgery, 49th for Neurology & Neurosurgery and recognized as high performing in Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, and Urology as well as in five procedures and conditions. Northwestern Medicine 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 Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology, as well as in 10 procedures and conditions. Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital was recognized as high performing in Orthopaedics and in seven 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, 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 32 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 seventh 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 four of its specialties in the top 10 nationally: urology at sixth, cardiology/heart surgery at ninth, neonatology at tenth, and cancer at tenth.