Here are NC’s best hospitals. Only one makes the national Honor Roll

UIHC St. Luke's among best hospitals in state report

In addition to its overall ranking, Chandler Hospital received Top 50 national rankings in four specialty areas, including cancer care, where it jumped from 50th to 38th from last year to this year.

Memorial Hermann hospitals making the Top 10 statewide ranking include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital at No. 6 and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center at No. 10.

Emory University Hospital ranked either nationally or was considered high performing in the following specialties: Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Urology. For the 12 consecutive year, John Muir Health's Walnut Creek medical center had a service nationally ranked. It also received a children's specialty ranking for its pediatric cardiology & heart surgery practice.

U.S. News ranks hospitals nationally, as well as on the regional level, and considers things like risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

For its rankings, U.S. News assessed more than 4,500 hospitals across the country, according to a statement released by Loyola following the rankings. Four Advocate facilities ranked in the Top 10 both within IL and the Chicago metro area.

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Now on their 29th year, the annual Best Hospitals rankings are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. According to U.S. News, a hospital is rated "high performing" in a specialty category if it's scored in the top 10% nationwide. The magazine on Tuesday released its highly respected rankings of national, state and regional hospitals. "It is a privilege for our 20,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers to serve those counting on us and to work alongside supportive friends, donors, leaders and advocates in the community".

The specialty rankings and data are produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

Overlook Medical Center was also recognized regionally in three common adult procedures and conditions - Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery and COPD.

U.S. News, which has been compiling the list for 29 years, said it put more emphasis this year on patient outcomes and experiences.

It is ranked No. 1 in MI and No. 1 in the metro Detroit area. "I'm proud of the nurses, faculty physicians and teams, and others who exemplify dedication to the well-being of everyone in our care and to meeting each patient's individual healthcare needs".

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