Region hospitals recognized among best in area 

Mar 29

Courtesy of The Times

Region hospital systems were ranked among U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

According to the magazine's website, 46 of 121 Chicago metro area hospitals received top ranking.

Ingalls Hospital, in Harvey, Ill., ranked 15th and earned high marks for six specialties: cancer; diabetes; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; neurology and neurosurgery; and orthopaedics.

Methodist Hospitals, based in Gary, ranked 22nd with high marks for diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology; kidney disorders; urology; and neurology and neurosurgery.

Two hospitals of Community Healthcare System, The Community Hospital in Munster and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, tied for 25th. Both hospitals received high rankings in geriatrics; kidney disorders; and neurology and neurosurgery.

Porter's Valparaiso hospital ranked 34th with high rankings in ear, nose and throat.

St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart also ranked 34th with high rankings in neurology and neurosurgery.

To be ranked in a metro area, hospitals need to score in the top 25 percent among peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

For the full list of metro area rankings, visit

Also announced Tuesday, The Community Hospital was named to the Top 100 by Thomson Reuters for the second year in a row.

The Thompson Reuters study designates hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance and operational efficiency. About 3,000 hospitals were evaluated, and the top 100 were determined using Medicare cost reports, Medicare provider analysis and review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare.

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