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U.S. News & World Report Names Presence Saint Francis Hospital Among Chicago's Best Hospitals
Hospital Ranks 25th on U.S. News Chicago Metro List, 28th in Illinois
Evanston, Illinois (July 16, 2013) – Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston has been ranked among the Best Hospitals for 2013-2014 in the Chicago metro area by U.S. News & World Report. Their annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious or complex medical problems.
In the survey, which looked at approximately 5,000 U.S. hospitals, Presence Saint Francis is ranked high-performing in three specialties: geriatrics; nephrology and urology. The hospital ranks 25th in the Chicago metro area and 28th in Illinois.
“To be named one of the best hospitals in the Chicago area once again this year is an outstanding achievement,” said Jeff Murphy, chief executive officer of Presence Saint Francis Hospital. “To be recognized as high performing in three different specialties is a testament to our standing as the premier community hospital on Chicago’s north shore, known for excellence in quality of care and exceptional customer service.”
U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult medical specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the same 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 three percent of all hospitals earn a ranking in any specialty.”
Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, which will be available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.
About Presence Saint Francis Hospital
Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service 271-bed hospital with a Level I Trauma Center and is listed as one of the Best Hospitals in Metro Chicago by U.S. News & World Report. As home to the first Chest Pain Center on Chicago’s North Shore and a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, Presence Saint Francis Hospital has a rich history of providing top quality care and leading edge technologies in collaboration with its 424-physician medical staff. Presence Saint Francis Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, placing it in the top seven percent of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence. More information is available at http://www.presencehealth.org/stfrancis.
About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion. More information is available at http://presencehealth.org.