BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA (JULY 18, 2012) – Today U.S. News & World Report released its 23rd annual Best Hospitals rankings – with Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital proud to be a part of the system, IU Health, named to the esteemed 2012-2013 “Honor Roll” – the only Indiana hospital to receive this distinction. That title is the top distinction reserved for the best medical centers across the country that have the highest skill and unparalleled capacity to address the most challenging medical cases.
“These hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor, Avery Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
IU Health was named No. 16 on the U.S. News Best Hospitals ‘Honor Roll’ and 11 clinical programs, including cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery and orthopedics, were cited among the top specialty programs in the United States. IU Health Bloomington Hospital received two specialty rankings and was ranked 11th in Indiana and among the best hospitals in southern Indiana.
IU Health is no stranger to the U.S. News Best Hospitals list — earning a spot for 15 consecutive years. This is, however, the first time ever an Indiana healthcare system has appeared on the U.S. News Honor Roll. IU Health joins nationally renowned medical institutions including Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, UCLA Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, among others.
“We are honored and humbled to be part of a system that is held in such high esteem by our national medical peers,” said Mark Moore, president and chief executive officer, IU Health Bloomington Hospital. “This is a big day for over 2,800 employees in Bloomington and the 26,000 IU Health employees across the state that contribute to our success, day in and day out. We are proud to be part of a team offering the people of Indiana nationally recognized care in their own backyard, and particularly in such a rapidly changing healthcare environment.”
People are more empowered than ever to find a hospital worthy of their care – yet it can be confusing when bombarded with advertisements and competing claims about which hospitals are the best.
“That’s where objective rankings such as U.S. News, which accounts for clinical expertise in complex cases and successful outcomes, can truly help people identify the top ranking specialists to treat their condition,” said Dr. Richard Graffis, executive vice president and chief medical officer, IU Health.
“We appreciate these rankings because they affect our ability to recruit the most skilled physicians, employ the best staff, pioneer leading research efforts and provide the latest and most innovative treatment – all in our mission to care for the people of Indiana and beyond.”
U.S. News and World Report also ranked IU Health No. 1 in Indiana. The 11 clinical areas in which
IU Health was ranked includes (with placement):
· Urology – 8th
· Pulmonology – 11th
· Gastroenterology – 11th
· Geriatrics – 13th
· Diabetes and Endocrinology – 18th
· Nephrology – 20th
· Neurology and Neurosurgery – 23rd
· Cardiology and Heart Surgery – 31st
· Cancer – 32nd
· Ear, Nose and Throat – 35th
· Orthopedics – 44th
· Gynecology – “High Performing”
IU Health Bloomington Hospital was ranked:
· Gastroenterology – “High Performing”
· Urology – “High Performing”
U.S. News surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through data for almost 5,000 hospitals. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S.News Media & World Report for 15 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. South central Indiana IU Health locations include hospitals in Bedford, Bloomington, Martinsville and Paoli and the IU Health Proton Therapy Center. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org.
About U.S. News & World Report
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