In 2015-2016, for the fifth straight year, Rockford Memorial Hospital was named to U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious list of “Best Regional Hospitals.” RMH is the only local hospital to repeatedly receive this designation.
After reviewing patient outcomes and patient safety initiatives, the magazine chose RMH physicians and professionals as “high performers” in health care when compared to peers in the region and across the country.
RMH ranked 27th out of more than 200 hospitals in Illinois. The hospital was recognized as “high-performing” in urology.
U.S. News creates the list of hospital rankings to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.
About the Rankings
The 25th 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.”