July 25, 2013
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 nine of 16 categories included in the magazine’s 2013 - 14 America’s Best Hospitals issue, which will be on sale Aug. 27, and is the second-ranked hospital in Illinois overall.
Just 147 of the approximately 5,000 hospitals in the United States — about 3 percent — scored high enough this year to rank in even one specialty nationally by U.S. News.
Rush’s ranked programs are orthopedics (No. 10 in the country); geriatrics (No. 12); neurology and neurosurgery (No. 16); urology (No. 25); heart and heart surgery (No. 28); nephrology (No. 30); diabetes and endocrinology (No. 35); pulmonology (No. 37); and gastroenterology (No. 41).
U.S. News also noted that the following Rush specialty services are “high-performing”: cancer; ear, nose and throat; gynecology; and psychiatry. Also, in June U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list ranked Rush Children’s Hospital 40th in the country in gastroenterology.
“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,” Rush CEO Larry J. Goodman said. “Rush has earned its place among the top academic medical centers in America.”