National survey names UCH as one of the best US hospitals

Friday, July 2, 2004

The University of Chicago Hospitals has been selected as one of the best hospitals in the United States by U.S.News & World Report in its annual survey of America's 6,012 hospitals.

In the 2004 Best Hospitals issue (12 July 2004), the University of Chicago Hospitals was ranked among the best in 11 specialty areas.

The University of Chicago Hospitals program in digestive diseases was ranked seventh in the nation.

Eight other programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation. These include: cancer, hormonal, geriatrics, rheumatology, respiratory, neurology and neurosurgery, kidney disease, and gynecology. In the Chicago area, both Rush/Presbyterian and Northwestern Memorial had four programs ranked in the top 25.

The U.S.News & World Report rankings are based on a mathematical formula that takes into account each institution's reputation according to a poll of 150 specialists in each field, the ratio between actual and expected mortality at the hospital, and a group of factors such as available technology, procedure volume and nursing care.

Best Hospitals--U.S.News & World Report

Chicago area hospitals that were ranked in the top 50:

Specialty/Institution UCH NMH RUSH UIC CCH LUMC LG OTHER

Cancer

14

-

31

-

-

41

45

-

Digestive disorders

7

27

31

-

-

42

30

IH-44

Geriatrics

19

-

12

-

-

40

24

AX-44

Gynecology

25

26

31

-

-

49

47

-

Hormonal disorders

17

16

31

-

-

40

-

-

Kidney disease

23

-

20

-

-

-

-

-

Neurology and neurosurgery

23

-

12

28

-

-

29

IH-26
HIN-33

Orthopaedics

29

21

10

-

-

-

42

-

Pediatrics

26

-

-

-

-

-

-

CMH-9

Respiratory disorders

22

-

40

-

-

-

45

AX-38

Rheumatology

20

21

-

-

-

-

-

 

Ear, nose, & throat

-

33

30

40

-

24

39

-

Heart and heart surgery

-

43

44

-

-

25

36

-

Psychiatry

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ophthalmology

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Rehabilitation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

RIC-1

Urology

-

17

50

41

-

-

-

-

TOTALS UCH NMH RUSH UIC CCH LUMC LG OTHER

TOP 10

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

TOP 25

9

4

4

0

0

2

1

2

IL BEST

5

2

4

0

0

4

0

2

Key to Illinois Hospitals:

UCH University of Chicago Hospitals

NMH

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

RUSH

Rush University Medical Center

UIC

University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics

CCH

Cook County Hospital

LUMC

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood)

LG

Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge)

AX

Alexian Brothers (Elk Grove Village)

IH

Ingalls Hospital (Harvey)

HIN

Hinsdale Hospital

CMH

Children's Memorial Hospital

RIC

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago