CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of Best Hospitals and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), consisting of physicians of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), was ranked the fourth best orthopedic program in the nation -- the highest level of achievement ever for the program. The ranking is up two positions from last year. The program continues its legacy as the top-ranked orthopedic program in Illinois.
"We are enormously proud of this accomplishment because it clearly recognizes that our world-class physicians are well respected by their peers," explains Charles Bush -Joseph, MD, Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. "More important, however, is our medical staff's dedication to continually providing quality care and exceptional services to patients."
No other specialty program at any other hospital in Illinois is ranked as high as Rush University Medical Center's Orthopaedic program in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-2016 Best Hospitals issue.
"To receive such recognition is a huge honor for our orthopedic program," explains Joshua Jacobs, MD, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush, Associate Provost for Research at Rush and Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. "We have a longstanding commitment to innovative research and training, and the education of the next generation of exceptional orthopaedic practitioners is an essential component of our mission. We are fortunate to have a dynamic academic environment at RUMC, which provides our physicians with an opportunity to be award-winning researchers and world-renowned thought leaders in our specialty."
U.S. News & World Report reviewed 1,636 hospital orthopedic programs nationwide. All of these programs treat significant numbers of complicated inpatient cases. In fact, a hospital is reviewed only if it treated at least 293 such Medicare inpatients in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Other criteria used in the ranking were reputation with specialists, survival, patient safety, patient volume, nurse staffing, certain clinically proven technologies and other measures related to quality of care.
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About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic services. MOR physicians are team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Fire Soccer club. They are known for treating patients with orthopedic conditions, ranging from the most common to the most complex. The group's reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education and research has been recognized by many national publications. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, as No. 4 in the nation and it is the highest ranked program in Illinois. MOR has offices at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Oak Park; Westchester; Winfield; and Northwest Indiana. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.rushortho.com. Follow us on Twitter @mor_docs.
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