What Chicago hospital ranked in the top 10 nationwide?
Angie's List members have long submitted positive reviews about their experience at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
In the past year, members have commended the facility on everything from its caring staff to its on-going care. "The hospital has nice rooms, room service and all the other amenities you'd want," wrote one member. Another gave it the ultimate compliment: "A truly caring hospital."
Now, the highly rated hospital has another feather in its scrub cap: U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern Memorial in the top 10 in the U.S. in its 2014-15 standings. The hospital ranked highest in the Chicago area and No. 1 in the state of Illinois.
To compile its list, they studied about 5,000 U.S. hospitals, focusing on 16 specialties. Highly rated Northwestern ranked 10th overall, and was nationally ranked in 13 of the those specialties. It ranked within the top 10 for both urology and diabetes endocrinology.
Northwestern also ranked high for patient satisfaction. Some 80 percent of patients surveyed say they'd definitely recommend the hospital to friends and family. That’s a full 9 percentage points above the national average.
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“Our hospitals are among the nation’s best for two reasons: our Patients First mission that guides our decision making and our culture of excellence,” says Dean Harrison, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare’s president and CEO, in a statement.
In addition to Northwestern, the survey results placed Chicago area hospitals Rush University Medial Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Loyola Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center as the top five in the state.