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Both Evanston hospitals score in magazine rankings

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Both NorthShore Evanston Hospital and St. Francis Hospital are ranked among the top hospitals in the Chicago area in a new report by U.S. News and World Report.

The publication ranks Evanston Hospital in a tie for 9th place with St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. And it ranks St. Francis Hospital in a five-way tie for 17th place.

Evanston Hospital high-performing rankings for cancer care; diebetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat care; gastroenterology; geriatrics; gynecology; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics, and urology.

St. Francis earned high-performing rankings for ear, nose and throat care; gynecology; kidney disorders; orthopedics, and urology.

Neither of the Evanston hospitals made the magazine's national best hospitals list. The Chicago-area institutions that did included four in Chicago — Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Illinois Medical Center — plus Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

About one third of the 121 hospitals in the region made the regional best list.

"To be named one of the best hospitals in the Chicago area is an outstanding achievement," said Jeff Murphy, executive vice president and chief executive officer at Saint Francis Hospital. "This is further affirmation that Saint Francis Hospital's physicians, nurses and staff are achieving our vision to be the premier community hospital in the area."

"We are pleased with this national recognition of the high quality care and exceptional patient experiences that our physicians and staff create." said Mark Neaman, President and Chief Executive Officer of NorthShore. "We believe these national rankings underscore NorthShore's leadership in clinical care and translational research across the HealthSystem."

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