News magazine ranks Hospitals No. 13By John Easton
Medical Center Public Affairs
For the fourth consecutive year, the University Hospitals have been ranked among the top 15 hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine reported its annual survey of Americas 6,247 hospitals in the July 17 issue.
The University Hospitals ranked No. 13 nationally overall and were ranked among the best in 12 specialty areas.
The University Hospitals programs the magazine ranked in the top 10 include cancer (No. 6) gastroenterology (No. 6) and endocrinology (No. 8). Other programs in the top 20 include geriatrics (No. 11), neurology and neuroscience (No. 16), and pulmonology (No. 16). Six other programsgynecology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), orthopedics, kidney disease, pulmonology, and rheumatologyranked in the top 30.
The University Hospitals have been the only Illinois hospitals included in the surveys honor roll of the Best Hospitals in the United States.
The rankings are based on a mathematical formula that takes into account each institutions 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 technology, procedure volume and nursing care.