UChicago Medicine moves up to No. 4 in Illinois on U.S. News’ best hospitals list

The University of Chicago Medicine moved up to No. 4 in both Chicago and Illinois in U.S. News & World Report’s list of best hospitals in the country. Last year, the academic health system was ranked 7th and 8th in the city and state, respectively.

U.S. News  released results for 2018-19 after analyzing data from nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and surveying more than 30,000 physicians. The results include rankings by region and in 16 adult specialties.

These adult specialties were recognized by U.S. News:

  • Cancer, No. 33
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, No. 47
  • Urology, No. 45
  • Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics, as “high performing”

Regional rankings are determined by performance in nine “procedures and conditions” and not by specialty rankings. For each high-performing condition, a hospital gets one point toward its regional score. This year, UChicago Medicine was ranked as “high performing” in five procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery. Last year, two (lung cancer surgery and heart failure) were rated as high-performing.

To view U.S. News’ full results, go to health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.