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U.S. News Ranks Best Chicago-Area Hospitals

Oak Lawn's Advocate Christ Medical Center was ranked as the No. 3 best hospital in the state and the Chicago area, according to 2014-15 rankings released Tuesday.

U.S. News Ranks Best Chicago-Area Hospitals
By Amie Schaenzer, Patch Editor 

Which hospitals in the Chicago-area should be considered "the best?"

U.S. News & World Reports has weighed in on the best hospitals in the nation — as well as the region — in its 2014-15 rankings released Tuesday. 

"The 2014-15 rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology," according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Only 17 hospitals made this year's list, including  Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which was ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 in the Chicago area. 

The  Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., received a No. 1 ranking while  Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was  ranked as the No. 2 best hospital in the nation. 

U.S. News & World Report chose 41 of 118 hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area as top-ranking. Here is a look at its top hospitals: 
    1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago
    2. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
    3. Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn
    4. Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood
    5. St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates
    6. University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago
    7. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and  Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village
    8. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago
    9. Cadence Health-Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield
    10. NorthShore Evanston Hospital in Evanston
    Other Chicago hospitals to receive high ranks include:  Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights at No. 12,  Centegra Hospital-McHenry at No. 20,  Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at No. 23,  Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville at No. 34 and  Centegra Hospital-Woodstock at No. 34. 

    See the full rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website

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