Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. is ranked No. 13 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll. It is nationally ranked in 11 adult specialties and rated high performing in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. It is a teaching hospital.
To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News evaluates data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients. Hospitals that do well in multiple areas of adult care may be ranked in their state and metropolitan area. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked nationally in 11 adult specialties . It also achieved the highest rating possible in 9 procedures or conditions. Read more about how we rank best hospitals.
U.S. News evaluates each hospital in up to 16 medical specialties. In most specialties, the top 50 hospitals nationally are numerically ranked. Hospitals that nearly made the top 50 may be recognized as high performing.
|Specialty||National Rank||Overall Score|
|Cardiology & Heart Surgery||#7||76.7/100|
|Diabetes & Endocrinology||#31||67.5/100|
|Gastroenterology & GI Surgery||#22||69.7/100|
|Neurology & Neurosurgery||#9||76.6/100|
|Ear, Nose & Throat||Not Ranked||57.5/100|
U.S. News evaluates hospitals in certain procedures and conditions and assigns each hospital a rating of high performing, average or below average in each procedure or condition. Eligibility to be rated is based on the number of patients treated during the evaluation period.
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair||High performing|
|Aortic Valve Surgery||High performing|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)||High performing|
|Colon Cancer Surgery||High performing|
|Heart Bypass Surgery||High performing|
|Heart Failure||High performing|
|Hip Replacement||High performing|
|Knee Replacement||High performing|
|Lung Cancer Surgery||High performing|
3 stars out of 5
Scores are based on surveys taken from this hospital’s inpatients after they were discharged inquiring about different aspects of their stay. The scores are not used in the Best Hospitals rankings.
How well patients rated the quietness of their hospital experience.