IU Health makes prestigious Honor Roll list

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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.



  • Academic Medicine Centers
    Nearly all of these are large academic medical centers. If you read how the list was compiled, then you would notice that the majority of the points come from ranking in the specialities. Given their size, access to research funding, etc., the academic medical centers and their affiliated hospitals are most likely to appear on this list.
  • Bogus
    It's obvious they do not look at the entire picture and Cherry pick their information for this list. I.U. Health / Methodist has more medical mistakes than any other Hospital system in Indiana. Often times the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing in such a huge Corp. The employees are not receiving pay increases again this year because Patient Satisfaction surverys are so bad. The animal REsearch center at Wile Hall at Methodist on Capital Ave was recently fined thousands of dollars for mistreatment of primates, dogs, and cats and not giving pain medicine to the animals that had undergone surgery. So that should tell you right there they have no ethics and only care about the bottom line. And just a note the 2006 incident of the 6 babies at Methodist receiving adult doses of Heparin (killing 3) was a story that leaked to the media, they have had many more medical mistakes since that have claimed hundreds of lives.

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