Carle is recognized as among the Best Hospitals in Illinois ranked sixth overall in the 2012-2013 rankings
. Carle also received national recognition as the 35th Best Hospital in the United States for Ear, Nose & Throat, one of the “Most Connected”
hospitals (top 3 percent) in the nation, and as “high-performing” in 11 specialties including:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
“This recognition reflects the superior quality and dedication of our physicians and staff,” said James C. Leonard, MD, president and CEO, The Carle Foundation. “We strive to provide our community the best possible care and are pleased to be recognized among the best hospitals in the state and the nation.”
Carle is the only hospital outside of the Chicago area in Illinois to rank amongst the top 10 hospitals statewide as well as the only downstate hospital to receive distinction for a nationally ranked medical specialty.
“We’re proud of the multi-disciplinary program at Carle, and our Ear, Nose and Throat sub-specialties allow us to bring continual advancements to patients,” said John Brockenbrough, MD, Department Head of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. “Receiving national recognition for ENT is a result of the collaboration among our team and leading specialists within the entire organization.”
This year U.S. News & World Report
expanded their ranking methodology across entire states, rather than regions alone, to provide clearer distinction to patients. The new state rankings create a single overarching list of each state’s Best Hospitals, and were determined by the number of specialties in which the hospital is nationally ranked and by how many in which it is high performing. Death rates, patient safety and hospital/physician reputation were factors considered for the 2012-2013 rankings.
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals