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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Ranks in Top 20 Chicago Metro Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report

Chicago, Ill. – July 16, 2013 – Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) ranks No. 18 out of 119 Chicago metro area hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 “Best Hospitals” rankings released on July 16. Last year, PSMEMC ranked No. 19 in the Chicago metro area.

Now in its 24th year, 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. National and metro area rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

PSMEMC earned distinctions as high-performing in six specialties in 2013-14:

  • geriatrics
  • gynecology
  • nephrology
  • neurology and neurosurgery
  • pulmonology
  • urology

“It is an honor to be ranked a top Chicago metro area hospital – moving up from No. 19 last year to No. 18 – and recognized as high-performing in six specialties,” said Martin Judd, CEO and executive vice president, PSMEMC. “We have an amazing team of doctors, nurses and health care staff who are highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated. Patients and families in the community have access to excellent care – close to home.”

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.

RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., produced the U.S. News specialty rankings and data.

About Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is a premier medical center on Chicago's near northwest side and includes the Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics, primary care, behavioral health and wound healing. Visit our website at smemc.reshealth.org.

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health
PSMEMC is part of Presence Health, 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. Visit presencehealth.org to learn more.

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