Orthopedics at Rush No. 5 in the nation, best in Illinois & Indiana

July 28, 2020

The orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center continues its legacy of excellence with a 2020 ranking by U.S. News & World Report as No. 5 in the nation and as the top-ranked orthopedic program in Illinois and Indiana.

The hospital’s orthopedic program is staffed by physicians from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), who are team doctors for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, among other teams.

“We appreciate the acknowledgement of our hard work and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for our patients who seek care for their musculoskeletal and spine conditions locally, nationally and internationally,” explains Dr. Brian Cole, Managing Partner, MOR.  “And, we are honored that our exceptional, research-based orthopedic department continues to be recognized nationwide by our colleagues and peers.”

U.S. News and World Report reviewed 1,638 hospital orthopedic programs nationwide. All of these programs treat significant numbers of complicated inpatient cases. In fact, a hospital is reviewed only if it treated at least 337 such inpatients in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Other criteria used in the ranking were: reputation with specialists, survival, patient safety, patient volume, nursing intensity and nurse magnet recognition. 

Here are the top five programs in this year's U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Hospitals for orthopedics:

  1. Hospital for Special Surgery
  2. Mayo Clinic
  3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  4. NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
  5. Rush University Medical Center

For a full view of the report, click here.

About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) is among the International leaders in musculoskeletal health. MOR physicians are all faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) which is currently ranked No. 5 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report (2020-2021). Founded in 2003, MOR is comprised of internationally-renowned Orthopedic and Spine surgeons who pioneer the latest advances in technology and surgical techniques to improve the lives and activity levels of patients around the world. Through a strategic alignment with RUMC—a multi-award-winning Magnet status hospital for nursing in Chicago, Ill. and a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award Winner from Vizient —MOR provided care to 66,000 patients in 2018 and performed more than 16,000 surgical procedures across six Chicagoland locations.  MOR provides care to thousands of patients from around the United States and from around the globe. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush is also an international leader in Orthopedic research with approximately $3 million in total external research awards in 2018 and hundreds of annual publications in the most respected peer-review journals. Physicians at MOR serve in leadership positions for national societies and are invited guest lecturers around the United States and the world. Through a continued focus on patient outcomes, research and education, MOR strives to improve the quality of musculoskeletal care both nationally and internationally.