U.S. News rates eight specialties, including ear nose and throat, geriatrics and gynecology, as high performing or among nation’s top 50
INDIANAPOLIS,IN—U.S. News & World Report has released its 2020-2021 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings that name Indiana University Health Medical Center among the nation’s top adult hospitals for the 23rd consecutive year. According to the U.S. News rankings, IU Health Medical Center is the No. 1 ranked hospital in Indiana and Indianapolis and the only nationally ranked adult hospital in the state.
To create the rankings U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, procedures and conditions.
For 2020-2021, IU Health Medical Center (Methodist, University and Saxony hospitals) was rated as high performing nationally in five specialties, with another three specialties achieving top 50 national rankings:
- Ear, Nose & Throat—ranked 40thin nation
- Gastroenterology—high performing
- Geriatrics—ranked 42nd in nation
- Gynecology—ranked 49thin nation
- Nephrology—high performing
- Neurology & Neurosurgery—high performing
- Orthopedics—high performing
- Pulmonology—high performing
Among hospitals ranked regionally, IU Health has six hospitals with high-performing specialties or procedures and conditions. They are IU Health Arnett (COPD and Heart Failure), IU Health Ball Memorial (COPD and Heart Failure), IU Health Bloomington (COPD and Heart Failure), IU Health Medical Center (COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery), IU Health North (Orthopedics, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement) and IU Health West (Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology, COPD and Heart Failure).
The annual rankings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
The full list of U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings is available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. This year’s rankings were produced by U.S. News with North Carolina-based research organization RTI International.
About Indiana University Health Medical Center
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years, Indiana University Health Medical Center is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Learn more at www.iuhealth.org.
About Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for East Central Indiana and part of Indiana University Health. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and maintains 1.2 million square feet of facilities. It is part of an elite group of hospitals with Magnet designation for nursing excellence. More than 17,700 patients are admitted every year and more than 300,000 outpatient procedures are completed annually. Jeff Bird, MD, is President. Learn more at iuhealth.org/ball-memorial.