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U.S.News & World Report names IU Health No. 1 in Indiana and among nation’s Best Hospitals

| Indianapolis—Today, U.S.News & World Report released its annual Best Hospitals rankings for 2015-16 and Indiana University Health appeared on the prestigious list of the nation’s top hospitals for the 18th consecutive year. With 10 of its adult specialty programs being ranked among the best in the country, IU Health has more nationally ranked programs than any other hospital in Indiana. U.S.News also ranked IU Health as the No. 1 hospital in Indiana and Indianapolis.

Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, less than 3 percent ranked in even one clinical specialty program. IU Health is fortunate to stand among well-known peers such as the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, the Cleveland Clinic and UCLA Medical Center, in being nationally ranked in 10 or more specialty clinical programs. For IU Health, those nationally ranked specialty programs (with respective ranking out of 50) include: 

Pulmonology—14th
Gastroenterology—17th
Urology—17th
Neurology & Neurosurgery—20th
Geriatrics—21st (tie)
Nephrology—24th
Diabetes & Endocrinology—32nd
Orthopedics—42nd
Cardiology & Heart Surgery— 47th (tie)
Cancer—47th

(IU Health’s Gynecology program was also listed as High Performing.)

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the nation’s top destinations for high quality medical care,” said Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and chief executive officer for IU Health. “Such recognition is a testament to the world-class care our dedicated and highly skilled team members provide to our patients every day.”

U.S.News Best Hospitals rankings are determined by objective measures such as patient survival, safety data and adequacy of nurse staffing levels, as well as reputation among medical peers.

"We know that patients seeking complex medical care need reliable and clear information,” said Jonathan Gottlieb, M.D., chief medical executive for IU Health. “Respected, national rankings like these have the potential to serve as a much-needed guide for both patients and healthcare professionals who are researching the best medical centers for the most complicated medical procedures or challenging health conditions.”

U.S.News Best Hospitals rankings are in their 26th year, and are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S.News & World Report for 18 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation's leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at www.iuhealth.org

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