Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital ranked among 'Best Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report

  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield is ranked No. 6 in Chicago Metro and No. 7 in Illinois in the 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

    Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield is ranked No. 6 in Chicago Metro and No. 7 in Illinois in the 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine

 
Submitted by Northwestern Medicine
Updated 8/14/2018 3:03 PM

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital as one of the top hospitals in the country in its 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings.

The hospital, located in Winfield, Ill., is ranked No. 6 in Chicago Metro and No. 7 in Illinois.

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Central DuPage Hospital's Orthopaedics program also earned a national ranking, placing 32nd on the Best Hospitals in America specialty rankings for orthopaedics.

Central DuPage Hospital joins three other Northwestern Medicine hospitals on the Best Hospitals in Illinois and Chicago list.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Illinois and Chicago for the seventh consecutive year.

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is ranked No. 13 in Chicago Metro and No. 16 in Illinois.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is ranked No. 13 in Chicago Metro and No. 16 in Illinois.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is named as one of the top hospitals in the country ranking No. 13 on the prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll. This is the seventh consecutive year that Northwestern Memorial has received this distinction and it is the only hospital in Illinois to make the Honor Roll, which is awarded to 20 U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings of Northwestern Medicine is a direct reflection of our relentless pursuit of better medicine," said Dean M. Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. "As Chicago's premier academic health system, we are proud of our talented physicians, exceptional nurses and dedicated staff who collaborate each day to provide world class care to the patients we are privileged to serve."

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated hospitals across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. Only 158 hospitals, or about 3 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated, were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

In addition to ranking No. 32 in orthopaedics, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is also recognized as high performing in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and neurology and neurosurgery.

"We are honored to be named among an impressive group of hospitals all well-known for extraordinary compassionate and skillful care," said Brian Lemon, president of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. "Our physicians, nurses, other caregivers and all who support them are committed and driven to achieve excellence and keep patients first in everything we do."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Northwestern Memorial is nationally ranked in 11 out of 16 specialties with two high performing specialties and is high performing in all nine procedures and conditions. Of the 11 nationally ranked specialties, three clinical programs at Northwestern Memorial are ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 7), Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 8), Geriatrics (No. 9).

In addition to its top 10 programs, Northwestern Memorial was also nationally ranked or recognized as high performing in the following specialties: Cancer (No. 12), Ear, Nose and Throat (No. 49), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (No. 30), Gynecology (No. 13), Nephrology (No. 35), Orthopaedics (No. 12), Pulmonology (No. 25), Urology (No. 26), Diabetes & Endocrinology (High Performing) and Rheumatology (High Performing).

The Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing among other care-related indicators.

For more information on the U.S. News hospital rankings, visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

To learn more about Northwestern Medicine, visit news.nm.org.