An annual list that ranks hospitals throughout the country is highlighting some Hoosier facilities. The U.S. News and World Report 2013-2014 Best Hospitals rankings include three from Indiana that offer nationally-recognized specialties. This year's "Honor Roll" of top hospitals nationally has Indiana University Health's Academic Health Center in Indianapolis ranked 16th in the nation and number one in the state.

It also has 11 nationally-ranked adult specialties.

St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center, also in the Marion County city and Carmel's IU Health North Hospital offer two top specialties.

Operations that met the publication's ratings criteria include:

1. IU Health Academic Health Center in Indianapolis

2. St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center in Indianapolis

3. IU Health North Hospital in Carmel

4. St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville

5. Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis

5. IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette

7. Columbus Regional Hospital

7. IU Health West Hospital in Avon

9. IU Health Bloomington Hospital

10. Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany

10. Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne

10. Wishard-Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis

13. Community Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo

13. Franciscan St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville

13. Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital in Indianapolis

13. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie

13. Methodist Hospitals in Gary

13. St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

13. St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis

Source: U.S. News and World Report

July 16, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, U.S.News & World Report released its 24th annual Best Hospitals rankings, placing Indiana University Health on the exclusive 2013-2014 "Honor Roll" for the second consecutive year. IU Health was the only Indiana healthcare system to earn that distinction, reserved for the top 1 percent of medical centers across the country that demonstrate an unparalleled depth and breadth of clinical excellence and care to address the most challenging medical cases.

This year's Honor Roll recognizes 18 hospitals out of approximately 5,000 that were reviewed for objective measures such as patient survival, safety and service, as well as reputation among medical peers. IU Health ranks No. 16 and 11 of its clinical programs - including cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery and orthopedics - are named among the nation's elite. IU Health is honored alongside fellow medical institutions including Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and UCLA Medical Center.

"We have nearly 35,000 team members who strive every day to provide safe, high-quality care and service to every patient," said Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and chief executive officer, IU Health. "We are honored and humbled to be held in such high esteem by our national medical peers, but this distinction is especially meaningful because it provides assurance to our patients and their families that Indiana University Health is the right place to receive healthcare."

The decision of where to go for high-stakes healthcare can be confusing in a world saturated with advertisements and competing claims over which hospitals are the best. U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help quiet that confusion.

"Patients facing a particularly difficult surgery, challenging condition or added risk due to other health problems can truly benefit from rankings such as these, which take into account everything from clinical expertise in complex cases to successful outcomes," said Dr. John Kohne, IU Health chief medical officer.

"As a leading healthcare system, we appreciate these rankings because they influence our ability to recruit the most skilled physicians, employ the best team members, pioneer cutting-edge research and provide the latest and most innovative treatments - all in our mission to care for the people of Indiana and beyond."

IU Health ranked among the best in the nation in the following 11 clinical areas:




-Neurology & Neurosurgery—15th

-Diabetes & Endocrinology—16th



-Cardiology & Heart Surgery—30th



-Ear, Nose and Throat—43rd

IU Health's Gynecology program was also listed as "High Performing."

Five IU Health partner hospitals from across the state are recognized for high performance in the following areas:

-IU Health Arnett Hospital: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology

-IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital: Urology

-IU Health Bloomington Hospital: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Urology

-IU Health North Hospital: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Urology

-IU Health West Hospital: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Urology

To generate their rankings, U.S. News & World Report surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through hard data on almost 5,000 hospitals. The complete rankings and methodology are available at

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine - one of the nation's leading medical schools - gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at

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Source: Indiana University Health

July 16, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis is ranked No. 5 among Indiana hospitals in overall performance, according to U.S. News & World Report, which today (July 16) released its 2013-14 regional Best Hospitals listings.

Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville achieved a No. 13 standing statewide. Both the Indianapolis and Mooresville hospitals were rated among Best Hospitals in Central Indiana.

This year's Best Hospitals (24th annual edition) showcases more than 720 of the nation's roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

In regional recognition, the Indianapolis hospital was rated "high-performing" in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and pulmonology.

The Mooresville hospital's orthopedics program was singled out, too, as high-performing.

Additionally both the Indianapolis and Mooresville hospitals were significantly above state and national averages when patients were asked if they would recommend the hospitals to their families and friends.

Franciscan St. Francis-Carmel, which opened in April 2012, was not included in the rankings.

"Our physicians, nurses and support staff continually work to improve clinical processes while using their extensive knowledge, experience and skills to ensure better outcomes and superior c