University Hospitals rank among top facilities in United StatesBy John Easton
Medical Center Public Affairs
For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of more than 6,000 hospitals has selected the University Hospitals as one of the best hospitals in the United States.
In the 2001 Best Hospitals issue (July 23), the University Hospitals ranked 15th nationally overall and was among the best in 11 specialty areas.
The University Hospitals programs that ranked in the top 10 are cancer (No. 7) and gastroenterology (No. 9). Others in the top 20 are endocrinology (No. 11), geriatrics (No. 13), orthopedics (No. 16), gynecology (No. 19) and pulmonology (No. 20). Four other programs––kidney disease, rheumatology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and urology––ranked in the top 50.
The University Hospitals was the only Illinois facility to merit inclusion in the Honor Roll of the Best Hospitals in the United States.
The 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 technology, procedure volume and nursing care.