Rush University Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation’s top hospitals, according to the upcoming issue of U.S.News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 10 of 16 categories included in the magazine’s 2011-12 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, which will be on sale Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Just 140 of the approximately 5,000 hospitals in the United States — less than 3 percent — scored high enough this year to rank in at least one specialty.
Rush is ranked higher than any other program in Illinois in orthopedics at No. 8 in the nation and geriatrics at No. 17. Rush’s other ranked programs are neurology and neurosurgery (No. 15); heart and heart surgery (No. 29); gynecology (No. 33); cancer (No. 40); pulmonology (No. 45); ear, nose and throat (No. 46); urology (No. 39); and kidney disorders (No. 47).
In May, U.S. News ranked the top children’s hospitals. Rush Children’s Hospital was on the list for a pediatric specialty for the first time with the pediatric gastroenterology program ranking No. 49 in the nation.
Rush continues to do great work in a broad spectrum of categories, and these rankings are representative of the outstanding quality of care provided at Rush,” said Dr. Larry J. Goodman, CEO, Rush University Medical Center. “Rush has earned its place among the top academic medical centers in America.”