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OSF Saint Francis Medical Center ranked among the best in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. OSF Saint Francis is ranked 5th in Northwestern Illinois, and is ranked nationally for Gynecology (#47), Pediatric Urology (#29), and Neonatology (#49).

Additionally, the clinical team at OSF Saint Francis is rated high performing, the highest rating possible, in four adult specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Nephrology; and Pulmonology; and 7 adult procedures and/or conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Colon Cancer Surgery; Heart Bypass Surgery; Heart Failure; Knee Replacement; and Lung Cancer Surgery.

See details of the OSF Saint Francis ratings here.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. Hospitals that do well in multiple areas of adult care may be ranked in their state and metropolitan area.

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook in late August.

About OSF Saint Francis

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, with 629 beds is the fifth-largest medical center in Illinois. A major teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, it is the area’s only Level I Trauma Center, the highest level designated in trauma care. It serves as the resource hospital for emergency medical services for north-central Illinois. It is home to OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute. OSF Saint Francis and Children’s Hospital have been designated Magnet Status for excellence in nursing care since 2004. More at

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