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Weiss named to US News & World Report metro rankings

senior exerciseWe’re happy to share some good news about the health of Weiss: U.S. News & World Report has ranked Weiss Memorial Hospital in its first-ever edition of the “Best Hospitals metro area rankings.” We tied for 34th due to a specialty ranking for orthopedics.

Weiss is part of Vanguard Health Systems, a national network of more than two-dozen hospitals. Two other local Vanguard hospitals—Westlake and West Suburban—also made the list at numbers 25 and 28 respectively.

“We are thrilled to be ranked among the best hospitals in the Chicago metro area,” says Weiss CEO Frank Molinaro. “It has taken every one of our doctors, nurses, technicians and auxiliary staff to make the list—and every patient who continues to come to Weiss for our dedicated care and service.”

U.S. News & World Report ranked hospitals in 52 U.S. metropolitan areas with populations above 1 million. The analysts considered 16 adult specialties. Of the 5,000 hospitals nationwide, the new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. These rankings include 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the nation’s best.

The publication has ranked hospitals for more than 20 years, identifying those exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, including complicated brain tumors and pancreatic procedures.

“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”

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