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Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.

The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in account. The top spot in the list went to Mayo Clinic, with 29 points. Northwestern earned 13, right below Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which had 15.

Northwestern, an 885-bed hospital with more than 51,000 admissions, said in a statement it was grateful of the recognition and proud of its physicians, nurses and staff.

By specialty, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago ranked number one, Followed by Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey and TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston.

Locally, Northwestern also earned the top spot among Illinois hospitals, followed by Rush University Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center. 

Top 10 hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report ranking:

  •  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  •  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  •  Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  •  Cleveland Clinic
  •  UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  •  New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, New York
  •  Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
  •  UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
  •  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  •  Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

10 Illinois Hospitals in the top Top 10

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood
  • St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates
  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge (tied for 7th)
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village (tied for 7th)
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago (tied for 7th)
  • Cadence Health-Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield (tied for 9th)
  • NorthShore Evanston Hospital, Evanston (tied for 9th)
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