U.S. News & World Report Names Weiss Memorial Hospital Among the Best in the Chicago Metro Area



CHICAGO – July 16, 2013 – Weiss Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in the Chicago metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.Weiss is ranked No. 30 in the Chicago metro area and No. 35 in Illinois, and orthopedics is noted as a “high-performing” specialty, led by Henry Finn, MD, chairman of surgery at Weiss and medical director of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss. This is the second consecutive year Weiss has been part of the Best Hospitals rankings.

“These high rankings are a testament to Weiss’ doctors, nurses, and staff who deliver high-quality and safe patient care day in and day out,” said Anthony J. Tedeschi, M.D., chief executive officer at Weiss. “The patient experience is our priority, and these rankings show we are meeting the needs of an active and aging population. We are honored to be recognized in this way.”

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

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 added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the 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 have been published and will appear in print in the U.S. NewsBest Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

For more information on Weiss’ orthopedics program or other specialties, visit www.weisshospital.com or call (800) 503-1234.

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