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U.S. News rates eight clinical programs, including cancer and cardiology, in top 50 in the nation
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2018-2019 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings that name Indiana University Health Medical Center among 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 the only nationally ranked adult hospital in the state.
“IU Health Medical Center is honored to be recognized as the top destination in Indiana, demonstrating our team’s strong commitment to delivering the best care to every patient we see,” said Jonathan Gottlieb, MD, executive vice president and chief medical executive of IU Health. “Patients, families and other healthcare professionals have many choices when seeking care. Respected rankings like these provide an important guide with the potential to inform these important decisions.”
To create the rankings U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Fewer than 4 percent of hospitals received national rankings in one or more clinical specialty programs. IU Health Medical Center stands among an elite group of only 35 hospitals to earn national rankings in eight or more clinical specialties.
For 2018-19, IU Health Medical Center achieved national rankings in the following eight clinical specialty areas for adults (ranking out of top 50 hospitals):
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.
The annual 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 health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. This year’s rankings, produced by U.S. News with North Carolina-based research organization RTI International will also be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook.