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NorthShore Hospitals Ranked Among the Best Hospitals in Chicago in U.S.News & World Report

NorthShore Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie Hospitals

3/29/2011 – NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park hospitals have been ranked number 13 and NorthShore Skokie hospital has been ranked number 10 in Chicago in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings.

The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures.

The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. Patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and they wont’t have to travel to get high-performance hospital care.

“This recognition reinforces the world-class care provided by NorthShore,” said Mark Neaman, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem. “We proudly offer a vast network of highly specialized experts that provide multi-specialty care and support to patients at all four of our hospitals.”

To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”

For the full list of metro area rankings visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.