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Northwestern Medicine Hospitals Ranked Among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report

Northwestern Memorial Hospital jumps to 8th in the nation, retains No. 1 ranking in Illinois and Chicago for fifth consecutive year

Congratulations! The Lurie Cancer Center’s primary teaching affiliate, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016-17 ranking of America’s Best Hospitals as one of the top hospitals in the country, ranking 8th on the prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Northwestern Memorial is also ranked 1st in both the Chicago Metro Region and Illinois for the fifth consecutive year.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is ranked 7th in both the Chicago Metro Region and Illinois. Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital are tied for 19th in the Chicago Metro Region and 27th in Illinois.

“With four of our hospitals and 13 clinical care specialties recognized by U.S. News, this is an achievement that further distinguishes Northwestern Medicine as Chicago’s premier academic health system and reaffirms our commitment to providing world-class healthcare to our patients,” said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “This honor again demonstrates the shared commitment of our talented physicians, nurses and staff who provide innovative and high-quality compassionate care.”

The Best Hospitals Honor Roll highlights the top 20 hospitals nationwide that deliver the highest quality of care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions. Northwestern Memorial is nationally ranked in 13 out of 16 specialties, including cancer.

Cancer Care Once More Recognized as 1st in Illinois and Chicago

The Lurie Cancer Center is proud to announce that Northwestern Memorial is ranked 14th in the nation, and 1st in Illinois and Chicago for cancer care. Galvanized by advances in research, Lurie Cancer Center and its affiliated hospitals and physicians practices treat nearly 10,000 new cancer cases each year and has more than 300 clinical trials underway at any given time. One of only 47 National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, the Lurie Cancer Center is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of cancer care. A broad range of programs and services reflect our commitment to caring for each patient from diagnosis through treatment to rehabilitation.

In addition, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has been named the No. 1 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation hospital in the country for the 26th year in a row. The Lurie Cancer Center’s relationship with the RIC provides patient access to global leader in rehabilitation. RIC’s Cancer Rehabilitation Program treats a wide range of short and long-term impairments that may result from the disease and its treatments.

Congratulations, too, to our partners at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago! Ranked as the 6th best children's hospital in the country, Lurie Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in Illinois to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, including cancer. 

“The growth of Northwestern Medicine has been a catalyst for the exciting advances we’ve experienced this year and helped to fuel the efforts of Lurie Cancer Center’s exceptional researchers, physicians, healthcare providers and staff,” said Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD director of the Lurie Cancer Center. “Every day we renew our dedication to translating discoveries into superb, patient-centered care.”

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