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IU Health Medical Center ranked among nation’s top hospitals for 23rd consecutive year

July 28, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. News & World Report has released its 2020-2021 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings that name Indiana University Health Medical Center among the nation’s top adult hospitals for the 23rd consecutive year. According to the U.S. News rankings, IU Health Medical Center is the No. 1 ranked hospital in Indiana and Indianapolis and the only nationally ranked adult hospital in the state.

To create the rankings U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, procedures and conditions.

For 2020-2021, IU Health Medical Center (Methodist, University and Saxony hospitals) was rated as high performing nationally in five specialties, with another three specialties achieving top 50 national rankings:

Among hospitals ranked regionally, IU Health has six hospitals with high-performing specialties or procedures and conditions. They are IU Health Arnett (COPD and Heart Failure), IU Health Ball Memorial (COPD and Heart Failure), IU Health Bloomington (COPD and Heart Failure), IU Health Medical Center (COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery), IU Health North (Orthopedics, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement) and IU Health West (Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology, COPD and Heart Failure).

The annual rankings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

The full list of U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings is available at This year’s rankings were produced by U.S. News with North Carolina-based research organization RTI International.

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