Christ cracks the Top 50 for second year in a row

  For the second year in a row, Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn has been recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery, and for geriatric medicine, according to the “Best Hospitals 2013-14” rankings released July 16 by U.S. News and World Report.
  The medical center also has been rated third overall among hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area and the state of Illinois, and was cited as a “high performer” in 10 other clinical areas: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders; gastroenterology; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.
  Details regarding the 2013-14 U.S. News hospital rankings are available at The rankings also will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2014” guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands at the end of August.
  Announcement of the medical center’s inclusion in the U.S. News rankings follows its selection earlier this year to Truven Health Analytics’ 2013 list of 100 Top Hospitals. This year represents the second straight in which Christ has been named by Truven Health as being among the nation’s leading hospitals for performance. The campus was one of only seven hospitals in Illinois — and one of only five major teaching hospitals in the state — to make the top 100 list for 2013.
  The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News & World Report 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 metropolitan region rankings.