14 Advocate Aurora Locations Named ‘Best Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report

Advocate Aurora Health announced in July that 13 of the health system’s adult hospitals were named to the U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ list in addition to Advocate Children’s Hospital, which was recognized this summer as a top pediatric hospital.  

“Even in the face of one of the most difficult years we have experienced as a health care organization, our physicians, nurses and team members have once again proven themselves industry leaders committed to a relentless focus on safety, quality and health outcomes for our patients and communities,” said Jim Skogsbergh, president and chief executive officer of Advocate Aurora Health. “It is an honor to see more than a dozen of our system’s hospitals recognized among the highest performing in the nation.” 

The U.S. News & World Report list recognizes both regional and national excellence. Regionally, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee retains its spot as the #1 hospital in southeast Wisconsin; Aurora Medical Center in Grafton ranked #3. Five Advocate hospitals ranked among the top 15 in the Chicago metro area – Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.  

On the national front, Advocate Christ and Advocate Lutheran earned awards. Christ ranked 40th in the country in cardiology and heart surgery, while Lutheran earned the No. 37 position in gynecology. Advocate Children’s Hospital was recognized with the No. 25 pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program. 

Eight hospitals received a Best Regional Hospital recognition and State ranking, including Aurora St. Luke’s, Advocate Christ, Advocate Lutheran, Advocate Good Samaritan, Aurora Grafton, Advocate Sherman, Advocate Good Shepherd and Aurora BayCare Medical Center. 

Five additional hospitals received high-performing ratings in specialties or procedures and conditions categories, including Advocate Condell Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center-Oshkosh, Aurora Medical Center in Summit, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Aurora West Allis Medical Center. 

U.S. News & World Report methodology is based on measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators. Hospitals are eligible for badges depending upon rankings and ratings such as Honor Roll, Ranked Adult Specialty, Best Regional Hospital and Best Specialty Hospital; they receive an accolade if they earn at least one of those rankings or a High Performance rating in any of 16 eligible medical specialties or nine common procedures and conditions. 

Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with 75,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics.

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