Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Rankings

Cancer

best Rank in This Specialty
#17
Overall Score in This Specialty
67.6 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

Significant

50

Score: 3.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Survival

Likelihood of survival 30 days after admission, adjusted for severity and other risks.

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected: 9 or 10

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing pressure ulcers (skin breakdown from prolonged bed rest, weight, dressings and other factors)

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical inpatient deaths from treatable complications

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing collapsed lung during biopsy, catheter insertion and other procedures

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical hip fractures

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing major postsurgical bleeding and bruising

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical respiratory failure

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing surgical incisions from reopening

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Patient volume

Number of high-risk Medicare inpatients in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in key specialty-related procedures and diagnoses.

Highest

100

2,248 discharges

Highest: 850 or above

Nursing intensity

Relative balance of nurses to patients across hospital. Higher numbers mean more nurses.

High

75

Score: 1.8

High: 1.7-​1.9

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

NCI-designated cancer center

A National Cancer Institute "comprehensive" or "clinical" cancer center.

FACT-accredited for BMT and tissue transplant

Certified for bone marrow and tissue transplantation by Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

2 out of 2

Advanced technologies

Such as image-guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and shaped-beam radiation.

Highest

100

Score: 8

Highest: 7 or 8 out of 8

Patient services

Such as programs for hospice, pain management and palliative care.

Highest

100

Score: 8

Highest: 8 out of 8

Intensivist on staff

At least one intensive-care unit staffed by physician with subspecialty or fellowship training in care of ICU patients.


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