University of Chicago Medicine specialties listed as among the best in the U.S.
July 17, 2012
The University of Chicago Medicine is ranked among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its 2012-13 "Best Hospitals" survey.
Three University of Chicago Medicine specialties -- cancer (#15), gastroenterology (#19), and neurology & neurosurgery (#37) -- were recognized as being among the best in the country. Nine other specialties -- cardiology & heart surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose & throat; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology -- were ranked as "high-performing" by U.S. News.
Of 4,793 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 148 performed well enough to rank in even one specialty. In Illinois, 10 hospitals were ranked nationally, including the University of Chicago Medicine.
In a U.S. News survey released in June 2012, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital was ranked in three specialties: gastroenterology (#37), pulmonology (#48) and neonatology (#49). The Pritzker School of Medicine was ranked 10th in the country, and the graduate programs in the biological sciences were ranked 13th. No other Illinois program scored as well in medical education or biological sciences.
The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2013" guidebook, available in August.