Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

No honor roll for DC-area hospitals in annual US News rankings

No honor roll for DC-area hospitals in annual US News rankings

We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine on Tuesday released its highly respected rankings of national, state and regional hospitals.

For its rankings, U.S. News assessed more than 4,500 hospitals across the country, according to a statement released by Loyola following the rankings.

Loyola had six specialties that were ranked nationally. It rated high performing for adult procedures and conditions in abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and lung cancer surgery.

The other top local performer, Froedtert, ranked nationally in the top 50 for three specialties - pulmonology, nephrology, and ear, nose and throat. The hospital's Cardiology and Heart Surgery program-in partnership with the Texas Heart® Institute-is ranked number 22 nationwide, and the Neurology and Neurosurgery service line is ranked number 34 in the nation.

The University of Tennessee Medical Center continued its history of national distinction. "By providing the most comprehensive data available on almost every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties".

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The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 29th year, recognize hospitals for their exceptional performance, based on outstanding quality, expertise, technology, and experience.

Featured image: A part of Loyola University Medical Center's campus. Only three Milwaukee area hospitals were ranked.

"For almost 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide", Ben Harder, Managing Editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News and World Report, said. "Year after year, this confirms that we are leading medicine and providing our community the highest quality medical care, research and education possible". Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Houston Methodist institutions also appears in the report's regional and state rankings: Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ranks No. 5 in Houston and No. 8 in Texas while Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is listed as No. 7 in Houston and No. 11 in the Texas. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

U.S. News focuses on hospitals that provide a full range of services rather than specialty hospitals when ranking regionally.

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