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NorthShore University HealthSystem is highly rated in ten different specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of America’s top hospitals. The survey looked at about 5,000 hospitals nationwide, ranking them in 16 different specialties, and a total of only 140 hospitals received at least one national ranking. 

“We are pleased with this national recognition of the high quality care and exceptional patient experiences that our physicians and staff create,” said Mark Neaman, President and Chief Executive Officer of NorthShore. “We believe these national rankings underscore NorthShore’s leadership in clinical care and translational research across the HealthSystem.” 

NorthShore was ranked as high-performing in the following specialties, according to the U.S. News survey: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Urology. 

“NorthShore offers patients access to multi-specialty teams of experts across a comprehensive, fully integrated healthcare system,” said Theodore Mazzone, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Medicine. “These impressive rankings are affirmation of the high quality and innovative approaches to patient care at NorthShore.” 

The rankings are based on hard numbers in most specialties – death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.