U.S. News & World Report Names Weiss Memorial Hospital Among the Best in Orthopedics Nationally, Overall Best in the Chicago Area



Washington DC – July 15, 2014  For the third year in a row – since the start of the regional rankings – Weiss Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for the Chicago metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The 2014-15 listing also names Weiss as “high performing” nationally for its orthopedics program. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“Weiss is a destination center for people in need of joint replacement and complex revision surgeries,” said Anthony J. Tedeschi, M.D., chief executive officer at Weiss, “so being recognized on such a prestigious list confirms the high-quality patient care our team of doctors, nurses, and staff deliver every day.”

The award-winning Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss performs more than 1,600 surgeries a year.

Weiss overall is ranked No. 34 in the Chicago metro area and No. 40 in Illinois.

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.

“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at here and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.

For more information on Weiss’ orthopedics program or other specialties, visit the Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO) or call (800) 503-1234.

For more information contact:
Weiss Public Relations
(773) 564-7285