For the first time, Indiana University Health in Indianapolis has been named to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals Honor Roll," a distinction that goes to the top medical centers in the country.
Hospitals on the list, announced Tuesday morning, must show high expertise across multiple specialties, scoring at or near the top in at least six of 16 ranked specialties.
IU Health was ranked No. 16 out of 17 hospitals on the Honor Roll. Eleven of its clinical specialties were ranked among the top 50 in the nation—cancer; diabetes; gastroenterology; nephrology; orthopedics; urology; cardiology; ear, nose & throat; geriatrics; neurosurgery; and pulmonology.
The hospital's top specialty ranking came in urology, at No. 8 in the nation.
IU Health also was ranked as the No. 1 health care system in both Indiana and Indianapolis.
St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center of Indianapolis was ranked the No. 2 hospital in the state, with five nationally ranked specialties. Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis was ranked third in Indiana, and IU Health North Hospital in Carmel was tied for fourth with Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie and Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
U.S. News said it surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and analyzed data for almost 5,000 hospitals to compile its rankings.
Massachusetts General Hospital was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time, displacing Johns Hopkins Hospital of Baltimore. The ranking marked the end of a 21-year reign for Hopkins that started in 1991, the year after U.S. News began publishing Best Hospitals.