Best Hospitals in SE WI: Aurora St. Luke's, Froedtert among top 3

Northwestern ranked Illinois' top hospital, according to US News

U.S. News considered 4,658 hospitals for its 2017-18 data-driven rankings, and narrowed that pool to 1,896 hospitals that met the ranking requirements and standards.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau was ranked No.4 in the state; St. Mary's Hospital in Madison was ranked No. 5; and Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center tied for No. 6 with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. It targets 25 specialties from cancer to urology.

This year's results also included 152 hospitals ranked across 16 specific specialties.

The Medical Center of Aurora was also recognized as high performing in five adult specialties which includes Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Pulmonology. National Jewish has been the first or second-best hospital for pulmonology in the rankings every year for more than two decades. "We are extremely proud to be on the Honor Roll and among the nation's best centers as we continue to shape health care delivery, develop groundbreaking therapies and treatments, and recruit and retain elite physicians, researchers, and medical staff".

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The recognition comes from an annual U.S. News and World Report which ranks hospitals based on patient care, patient safety, clinical resources and family involvement.

Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO Mary Beckerle cited patients' happiness with their care as tightly connected to the high ranking.

The rankings are produced for the magazine by RTI International, a research firm in Research Triangle Park.

Aurora Medical Center in Grafton also made the list - coming in at number six.

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Both hospitals received accolades for speciality care.

The magazine also praised UAB for high performance in seven adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery.

Chambersburg Hospital received high performance ratings for COPD and heart failure, but also received "below average" ratings for abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, hip replacement and lung cancer surgery. Those categories for 2017-18 are gastroenterology and GI, pulmonology, abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, aortic valve fix, heart bypass, heart failure, colon cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer. Orthopedics, which ranked 30th previous year, is now listed as high performing. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. "We know outcomes matter most, which is why U.S. News is committed to publishing as much data as possible on patient outcomes". A network of hospital-based and outpatient clinics, including 12 UW Neighborhood Clinics, see more than 1.3 million patients each year.

The rankings are available on the U.S. News Best Hospitals website.

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