Northwestern is among top hospitals in nation, best in Illinois, new rankings say

Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the best in the state for the fifth year in a row and among the top 10 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday.

U.S. News ranked Rush University Medical Center, also in Chicago, second in the state. University of Chicago Medical Center earned third place.

U.S. News ranks hospitals based on a variety of measures, including hospitals’ reputations with specialists, patient survival, safety and other care-related issues such as nurse staffing.

“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,” Northwestern Memorial HealthCare CEO Dean Harrison said in a news release.