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U.S. News Ranks Best Chicago-Area Hospitals

Oak Lawn's Advocate Christ Medical Center was ranked as the No. 3 best hospital in the state and the Chicago area, according to 2014-15 rankings released Tuesday.

Advocate Christ Medical Center | Credit: File Photo
Advocate Christ Medical Center | Credit: File Photo
By Amie Schaenzer, Patch Editor 

Which hospitals in the Chicago-area should be considered "the best?"

U.S. News & World Reports has weighed in on the best hospitals in the nation — as well as the region — in its 2014-15 rankings released Tuesday. 

"The 2014-15 rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology," according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Only 17 hospitals made this year's list, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which was ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 in the Chicago area. 

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., received a No. 1 ranking while Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was  ranked as the No. 2 best hospital in the nation. 

U.S. News & World Report chose 41 of 118 hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area as top-ranking. Here is a look at its top hospitals: 
    1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago
    2. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
    3. Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn
    4. Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood
    5. St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates
    6. University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago
    7. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village
    8. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago
    9. Cadence Health-Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield
    10. NorthShore Evanston Hospital in Evanston
    Other Chicago hospitals to receive high ranks include: Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights at No. 12, Centegra Hospital-McHenry at No. 20, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at No. 23, Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville at No. 34 and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock at No. 34. 

    See the full rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website
    AJ McCrea July 16, 2014 at 08:58 AM
    The mayor ate it.
    jak July 16, 2014 at 01:40 PM
    Interesting that the report you published a few days ago by, ahem, ''reboot Illinois'' didn't mention some of these hospitals ...
    STM July 17, 2014 at 07:26 AM
    Who ranked these hospitals? I do not agree with that. I know Christ hospital is a trauma center, but I do not agree that it is #3 in the Chicago area. I know too many friends that went into Christ for a health problem, stayed at Christ for a week or so for tests, and then were released and were told that they are as healthy as a bull and within a week or so they were back at Christ for the same problems and it was too late and they died. Problem should have been found the first time they went in. Palos Hospital and Little Company of Mary are better than Christ. This is just my opinion.
    Judie July 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM
    I agree . Palos and Little Company of Mary hospital are a lot better then Christ hospital.
    Honestly IPO July 23, 2014 at 07:05 AM
    Oncology departments are light years ahead of Palos and LCM. In a life or death emergency Christ is #1 in our area. BOTH Palos and LCM send their patients to Christ because they cant treat them. True you need private security to go into E.R. but your chances of leaving on the mend are much higher.

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