INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Health organization represented the city of Indianapolis on the annual U.S. News & World Report best hospital rankings by locking down a number of top honors.
According to this year’s list, Indiana University Health University Hospital is ranked nationally in seven adult specialties, while Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked nationally in eight children’s specialties.
The hospitals also achieved the highest rating possible in seven procedures or conditions, officials said.
In adult specialties, IU Health ranked 49th in cardiology and heart surgery; 22nd in gastroenterology and GI surgery; 25th in geriatrics; 19th in nephrology; 30th in neurology and neurosurgery; 39th in pulmonology; and 36th in urology.
In children’s specialties, Riley ranked 44th in pediatric cancer; 21st in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery; 16th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology; 21st in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery; 24th in pediatric nephrology; 31st in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery; 15th in pediatric pulmonology; and 9th in pediatric urology.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the annual rankings evaluate data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties.
To make the national rankings in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients, officials said. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients.