Courtesy of NWI Times
Region hospital systems were ranked among U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals in the Chicago metro area for 2011-12.
The magazine's website states 44 of 121 Chicago metro area hospitals received top ranking.
Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., ranked 23rd and earned high marks for cancer care, neurology care and neurosurgery, and orthopedics.
Two hospitals in the Community Healthcare System -- The Community Hospital in Munster and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago -- tied for 23rd. Both hospitals received high rankings in geriatrics. The Community Hospital also received high rankings in urology, neurology and neurosurgery. St. Catherine also received high rankings in nephrology and pulmonology.
Methodist Hospitals, based in Gary, ranked 35th with high marks in neurology and neurosurgery.
To be ranked in a metro area, hospitals need to score in the top 25 percent among peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
To view the full list of metro area rankings, visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.