U.S. News ranks the 30 best hospitals in Illinois

Aug 09, 2017

U.S. News & World Report is out with its annual ranking of the nation’s best hospitals, and 30 hospitals in Illinois made the cut this year.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago once again was rated the No. 1 hospital in the state. It also took the No. 13 spot on the magazine’s “Honor Roll” list, which spotlights the 20 highest-scoring hospitals in the country.

The analysis ranks hospitals based on their performance across dozens of clinical specialties, procedures and medical conditions, from cancer and cardiology to hip and knee replacements. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., took the top spot in this year’s ranking.

More from U.S. News on its methodology:

There are 16 specialty areas. In 12, ranking is determined mostly by data: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

In the remaining four specialties (ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology), ranking is determined entirely by reputation, based on responses from three years of surveys of physician specialists.

Here are the 30 Illinois hospitals that were ranked by U.S. News. Click on the city in which the hospital is located for more information on that particular ranking.

30. St. John’s Hospital | Springfield 

23. Swedish American Hospital | Rockford 
 
23. Palos Community Hospital | Palos Heights 
 
23. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center | Bloomington 
 
23. OSF St. Anthony Medical Center | Rockford 
 
23. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital | Lake Forest 
 
23. Centegra Hospital | McHenry 
 
23. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital | Barrington 
 
18. UnityPoint Health | Peoria
 
18. Northwest Community Hospital | Arlington Heights 
 
18. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital | Elmhurst 
18. Carle Foundation Hospital | Urbana 
 
18. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center | Chicago 
 
16. Riverside Medical Center | Kankakee 
 
16. Amita Health Adventist Medical Center | Hinsdale
 
13. Presence St. Joseph Medical Center | Joliet 
 
13. Memorial Medical Center | Springfield 
 
13. Edward Hospital | Naperville 
 
12. Advocate Sherman Hospital | Elgin
 
11. AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center | Elk Grove Village 
 
10. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital | Downers Grove 
 
8. University of Chicago Medical Center | Chicago 
 
8. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital | Park Ridge 
 
5. OSF St. Francis Medical Center | Peoria 
 
5. Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital | Winfield 
 
5. NorthShore University HealthSystem – Evanston Hospital | Evanston 
4. Advocate Christ Medical Center | Oak Lawn 
3. Loyola University Medical Center | Maywood 
2. Rush University Medical Center | Chicago 
1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Chicago 
You can find the full ranking here. 
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