Northwestern Memorial ranked best hospital in IL

UIHC St. Luke's among best hospitals in state report

UIHC St. Luke's among best hospitals in state report

This is the second top ranking in three years for the Weston-based hospital, which also has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens.

Carmichael's Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Sutter Roseville Medical Center claimed spots this year on U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best regional hospitals, knocking Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center off the list.

Duke has consistently rated among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News, coming in 17th place past year and ranking as high as 8th place in 2012.

Other top hospitals were Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

U.S. News used weighted criteria, putting the greatest emphasis on survival and safety, but also considered patient volume and nursing ratio to patients. Since 2005, the ranking methodology and analysis has been done by RTI International, the nonprofit research organization in Research Triangle Park. They finished in the same order previous year.

Missing boy died at New Mexico compound in religious ritual
Prosecutors said that police recovered not only weapons but a CD on how to build an untraceable and a manual on combat training. A boy whose remains were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico died during a ritual ceremony, USA prosecutors say.

UC Davis is the highest-ranking local hospital on the state list of best hospitals, where it came in at No. 5, the same position it held previous year.

United Kingdom took the top spot in the state for the third year in a row, and got a top 50 ranking nationwide in four specialties: 38th in cancer care, 33rd in diabetes and endocrinology, and 45th for ear, nose and throat care and orthopedics. A year ago 5,000 were measured.

For example, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services often rates Rush University Medical Center more highly than Northwestern Memorial Hospital, awarding Rush five stars and Northwestern four in its most recent rankings. More than 1,100 hospitals were rated high performing in at least one common procedure or condition, and 29 received a high performing rating in all nine procedures and conditions evaluated.

The annual survey, released Tuesday, ranks 65 hospitals in the South Florida metropolitan area, which includes Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. No Florida childrens hospital were recognized.

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