Downers Grove, IL and Milwaukee, WI — Recognized for delivering exceptional patient care, 16 Advocate Aurora Health hospitals have been named to the U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 Best Hospitals list, announced today.
Of those, 10 hospitals are distinguished as Best Regional Hospitals. For the third consecutive year, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center claimed the top spot in Southeastern Wisconsin and second in the state.
“It is an honor to be nationally recognized as an industry leader for delivering the safest care and quality outcomes to those we are so privileged to serve,” said Jim Skogsbergh, President and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health. “To once again be ranked among the highest performing hospitals in our communities is a direct reflection of our talented and committed physicians, nurses and team members.”
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and Aurora Medical Center Grafton in Grafton ranked in the Top 10 in Wisconsin. Three Advocate sites ranked in the Top 10 in Illinois: Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
U.S. News separately named Advocate Children’s Hospital in June to the prestigious Best Children’s Hospitals national rankings, bringing the total number of recognized Advocate Aurora Health hospitals to 17 this year.
In 2019-2020, U.S. News recognized: Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Summit, Aurora Medical Center Bay Area, Aurora Medical Center in Washington County and Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
For the 2019-2020 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in various specialties, procedures and conditions. Their methodology is based on measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.
About Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization also contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2017.