Washington DC – Methodist Hospitals has been ranked #22 out of 121 ranked hospitals in the Chicago Metro Area in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals. This ranking is the highest of any hospital in Northwest Indiana. Methodist Hospitals achieved this ranking because it scored among the top 25% in 5 specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery; Kidney Disorders; Urology; Gastroenterology; and Diabetes & Endocrinology.
The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures.
The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. “All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”
“Over the past two years, Methodist Hospitals’ progress has brought our institution to a point where we are poised to reclaim our heritage as the premier health care provider in northwest Indiana,” says Ian McFadden, President and CEO of Methodist Hospitals. “The commitment and engagement of all of our employees, medical staff and volunteers have made this possible. We are on a long-term journey to excellence.”
To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. All hospitals that ranked in the Chicago Metro Area are listed in attached file. For the full list of metro area rankings visit www.usnews.com/hospitals. The full listing of all Chicago Metro Area hospitals as listed on the US News website is attached.