CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News and World Report, which annually publishes a list of the best hospital specialty programs in the country, just released its 2014 ranking, naming Rush University Medical Center as the #6 orthopedic program in the nation and the top ranked program in Illinois.
"This is an honor that we take very seriously," explains Joshua Jacobs, MD, Chairman of the Orthopedic Department at Rush and Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. "We appreciate the recognition from a qualified, independent source such as this."
Rush's Orthopedic program is entirely staffed by physicians from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, also the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls.
"We are pleased that these rankings help illustrate the value of the orthopedic breakthroughs and research we are doing at Rush as well as our shared commitment to providing the highest level of patient care possible," explains Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, managing partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.
U.S. News and World Report reviewed 1,646 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 338 such inpatients in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Other criteria used in the ranking were reputation with specialists, survival, patient safety, patient volume, nursing intensity and nurse magnet recognition.
For a full view of the report, click here.
About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic services. The physicians at MOR treat thousands of orthopedic patients each year with problems ranging from the most common to the most complex. MOR's reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education and research has been recognized by several national journals. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center as #6 in the nation and the top ranked program in Illinois. MOR has offices at: Rush University Medical Center; Prairie Medical Center, Westchester; Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield; Rush Oak Park Hospital and is affiliated with Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. For more information, log on to www.rushortho.com.
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