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IU Health North and Saxony Hospitals Ranked Among State’s Best Hospitals

August 14, 2018

Indiana University Health North and Saxony hospitals are once again recognized among the top hospitals in all of Indiana, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

“These achievements recognize the exceptional, whole person care that patients in our community expect when visiting our hospitals and receiving care,” says Alicia Schulhof, president of the IU Health North Suburban Area, which includes responsibility for IU Health North, Saxony and Tipton hospitals. “It reinforces the level of trust and confidence our patients and community have in IU Health’s tradition of delivering the best care for our patients, supported by the most skilled professionals delivering leading-edge medicine.”

The IU Health Medical Center, which includes IU Health Saxony Hospital, appears on the list of the nation’s top hospitals for the 21st consecutive year. According to the U.S. News rankings, IU Health Medical Center is the No. 1 ranked hospital in Indiana and Indianapolis, and is the only nationally ranked adult hospital in the state. For 2018-19, IU Health Medical Center achieved national rankings in eight specialties: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Pulmonology. 

Additionally, IU Health Medical Center is rated high performing in four of nine adult procedures or conditions included in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ratings. Those include COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and knee replacement.    

IU Health North Hospital is also, once again, recognized among the top 10 hospitals in all of Indiana, ranking No. 3 overall in the state of Indiana and No. 2 overall in the Indianapolis metro area. 

IU Health North Hospital received high performance ratings in two adult specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Orthopedics. Additionally, IU Health North Hospital received high performance ratings in three adult procedures and conditions, which include heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment,” explains Doug Puckett, president of the IU Health Indianapolis Suburban Region. “It’s thanks to the hard work of our team members, leaders and physicians that we have the opportunity to celebrate our ‘Best Hospitals’ ranking each year, and count ourselves among the best hospitals in the state of Indiana.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th 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

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