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EVANSTON, Ill. - NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), part of NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health, is among the top 50 hospitals in the country in four categories of U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals Rankings and Ratings. The four top 50 rankings are the most NorthShore has earned in the history of U.S. News & World Report’s annual assessment of the care provided by the nation’s hospitals.

In the 2023-24 edition, NorthShore ranks #13 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #40 in Orthopedics, #42 in Neurology & Neurosurgery and #48 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. In U.S. News and World Report’s regional rankings, NorthShore maintained its #4 position in both the Illinois and Chicago metro area categories

“It is wonderful to see the teams who care for our patients recognized for the superb outcomes and experiences they deliver every day,” says Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health. “The methodology continues to evolve to emphasize objective measurable outcomes, something on which NorthShore consistently focuses. Achievement in these rankings is aligned with our goal to advance clinical excellence and consistency across our entire system.”

NorthShore made the nation’s top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s orthopedic rankings for the third year in a row, anchored by the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute specialty hospital in Skokie, which performs the most orthopedic surgeries of any hospital in Illinois*.

“We are honored to be selected again as one of the top orthopaedic programs. A tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to our patients is given by every person, every day on our team and we are proud that their work has been recognized for the third year in a row,” says Jason Koh, MD, MBA, Mark R. Neaman Family Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director, NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute. “Our focus at the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute is on the patient’s specific condition. That specialty focus at our dedicated hospital allows us to deliver the best possible results.”

For more information about the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute in Skokie, visit www.northshore.org/orthopaedics.

The #42 ranking is the first time NorthShore has made the U.S. News top 50 in the Neurology & Neurosurgery category. With subspecialists in every area of neurological disease and treatment, the NorthShore Neurological Institute provides a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to patient care and coordination of services.

“It’s important for patients and their families to know that they are getting the best care for spinal, nerve and brain disorders, which usually have a major impact on their lives,” says Julian Bailes, MD, Surgical Director, NorthShore Neurological Institute and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, NorthShore. “Along with our culture of caring, we utilize traditional as well as new and emerging technology for delivery of neurological care.”

For more information about the NorthShore Neurological Institute, visit www.northshore.org/neurological-institute.

The annual “Best Hospitals” rankings, now in their 34th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most challenging medical conditions. More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were analyzed and ranked in 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions.

In addition to the U.S. News recognition, NorthShore recently received a maximum five stars in the updated Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings, which are based on five categories: mortality, safety, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. Edward (Naperville) and Elmhurst Hospitals also received five stars.

*IHA COMPdata, 2022