U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious list of “Best Regional Hospitals.”In 2012-2013, for the second straight year, Rockford Memorial Hospital was named to U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious list of “Best Regional Hospitals.” Also for the second year in a row, RMH was named one of the Best Hospitals in Northwestern Illinois. No other hospital in Rockford appears on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. 

This year, Rockford Memorial Hospital was recognized as high-performing in two specialties: orthopedics and pulmonology.

For the first time as part of the Best Hospitals process, Rockford Memorial Hospital also received a ranking among its peers in Illinois. RMH was ranked #30 of 220 hospitals in the state.

After reviewing patient outcomes and patient safety initiatives, the magazine chose our physicians and professionals as “high performers” in health care when compared to peers in our region and across the country.

About the Rankings

The  23rd annual edition of Best Hospitals showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.

The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

The complete rankings and methodology are available at here.