(Aug. 9, 2017) U.S. News & World Report rated Rush Oak Park Hospital as High Performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Heart Failure Care in its annual “Best Hospitals” issue, published August 8. The report also highlighted the hospital’s four out of five-star rating in Patient Experience.
The U.S. News analysis of hospitals includes data from nearly 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. U.S. News ranks hospitals in 16 adult specialties. Hospitals also receive a rating in nine common procedures and conditions, including COPD and Heart Failure.
“These ratings reflect the high quality of clinical care we provide for our patients,” said Michael Silver, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs and Chief Information Officer for the hospital. “Being recognized shows the deep commitment of our team of clinicians and staff who continue to deliver excellent and compassionate care for the community we serve throughout all our service lines.”
View Rush Oak Park Hospital’s U.S. News & World Report rating’s page.
Rush University Medical Center ranked among best nationwide
Eight specialty programs at Rush University Medical Center were also recognized in the “Best Hospitals” issue. The medical center’s orthopedics program was ranked fifth in the country, and remains the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Illinois. The gynecology and ear, nose and throat programs also remain the highest ranked of these specialties in Illinois.
The following Rush University Medical Center programs were included in the rankings:
- Orthopedics — 5th
- Geriatrics — 14th
- Neurology and Neurosurgery — 17th
- Ear, nose and throat — 33rd
- Gynecology — 34th
- Cancer — 43rd
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery — 43rd
- Kidney Disease (Nephrology) — 44th
In addition to the national rankings in these eight programs, U.S. News gave Rush University Medical Center “High Performing” status in nine adult procedures and conditions.
Rush University Medical Center remains among a small group of hospitals that ranked highly in multiple specialties. Only 152 hospitals of the more than 4,500 hospitals in the United States — about 3 percent — scored high enough for U.S. News to rank them nationally in even one specialty.
Rankings the latest in steady stream of honors for Rush System
The U.S. News rankings are the latest in a consistent stream of honors for Rush University Medical Center and the other Rush system hospitals that are unique among U.S. academic health systems, including the following recognitions.
- All three Rush hospitals — Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Copley Medical Center — received an ‘A’ grade, the highest possible, from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient safety watchdog organization, in its latest round of its twice-yearly safety grades.
- Both Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital received the Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospitals designation (which is different from Leapfrog’s safety grade) in December 2016.
- Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital each have received four stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare overall rating. Both have been rated four stars in each quarter since July 2016, when CMS began issuing the overall rating.
- In September 2016, Rush University Medical Center was ranked fifth in the nation among 102 leading academic medical centers in the latest annual quality and accountability study conducted by Vizient Inc.
- Rush University Medical Center received its fourth consecutive Magnet designation, the highest honor in nursing, in January 2016, and Rush Oak Park Hospital received Magnet status in March of that year.
- In March, the Human Rights Campaign — a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning — named Rush University Medical Center a Leader in LGBT Health Equality for the ninth consecutive year. The HRC also named Rush Oak Park Hospital a leader for the fourth consecutive year.
- Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital both have received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, which recognizes hospitals that provide an overall outstanding patient experience. Healthgrades evaluates patient experience performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from the 32-question survey of the hospital’s own patients. Hospitals in the top 15 percent with the highest overall patient experience scores are recognized as Outstanding Patient Experience Award recipients.