STREETERVILLE — Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among the top 10 hospitals in the country according to a respected annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report.
Northwestern was ranked sixth in the nation on the list. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore led the nationwide tally.
Northwestern jumped to sixth from 12th place in the previous ranking.
The rankings are based on a number of criteria, including specialities offered, death rates and patient safety. Physicians are also surveyed.
Among specialties, Northwestern made the top 10 nationally in Neurology and Neurosurgery (7th); Orthopedics (7th); Urology (9th); Diabetes and Endocrinology care (No. 9); and GI surgery (10th).
Northwestern, with 868 beds, saw 53,626 admissions last year, and 604,508 outpatient visits. Its emergency room treated 82,473 people and 12,241 births.
Ranked locally, Rush University Medical Center came in at No. 2 in the Chicago area.
A four-way tie for third place was shared by Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park.
“It is humbling to be ranked on the Honor Roll by U.S. News with so many of the nation’s best hospitals,” Dean M. Harrison, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare’s president and CEO said in a statement.