Rush University Medical Center

Rankings

Orthopedics

best Rank in This Specialty
#6
Overall Score in This Specialty
65.8 / 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: 12.8%

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: 10

Much better than expected: 9 or 10

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 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

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

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

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 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

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical respiratory failure

Moderate

50

Score: 3

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

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 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

3,299 discharges

Highest: 1,400 or above

Nursing intensity

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

Highest

100

Score: 2.0

Highest: 2.0 or above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Advanced technologies

Computer-assisted orthopedic surgery and transplant services.

2 out of 2

Patient services

Such as arthritis treatment center and wound-management services.

Highest

100

Score: 7

Highest: 7 out of 7

Trauma center

State-certified provider of advanced trauma care.

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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