August 14, 2018
U. S. News & World Report released its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals National Ranking and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), consisting of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) physicians, moved from the fifth to the fourth best orthopedic program in the nation. The report also continues to honor RUMC/MOR as the highest ranked orthopedic program in Illinois.
"We are honored and humbled by this outstanding accomplishment because it acknowledges our world-class physicians and the organization as a whole due to their commitment to providing excellence in patient care," says Brian Cole, MD, MBA, Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. "This ranking also reflects our experienced medical teams and RUMC's outstanding ancillary care and services that are crucial to successful outcomes. MOR physicians are recognized for their use of the most advanced orthopedic procedures and technology, their world-class leadership, and their award-winning research which has resulted in globally significant orthopedic breakthroughs."
U.S. News & World Report reviewed 1,643 hospital programs nationwide. All of these programs treat significant numbers of complicated inpatient cases. Other criteria used in the ranking included reputation with specialists, survival, patient safety, patient volume, nurse staffing, certain clinically proven technologies and other measures related to quality of care. For a full view of the report, click here.