Joliet, Ill. — Today, U.S. News and World Reports announced that Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) has been named one of Illinois’ “Best” 20 Hospitals for 2017.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., this recognition spotlights PSJMC’s commitment achieving the highest rating possible in 5 procedures or conditions. Illinois has more than 200 hospitals and only 30 meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. U.S. News also ranked hospitals in the Chicago metro area. PSJMC ranked #13 in 2017.
To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News evaluates data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients. Hospitals that do well in multiple areas of adult care may be ranked in their state and metropolitan area.
“We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report for our dedication to compassionate patient care,” says Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center president Robert J. Erickson, “This is just the beginning, as we are on a journey of continual improvement to meet the needs of the communities we serve. I am encouraged every day as I see the dedication of our physicians, associates and volunteers who live our mission and work to care for our patients. They should be very proud of this designation, it proves that their efforts are officially qualified as being high quality.”
About Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center is a regional referral center recognized for overall Clinical Excellence. Recently named a national “Top 50 Hospital” by Healthgrades, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center serves Will and surrounding counties, including the southwest Chicago suburbs, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers private patient rooms and world-class health care. Designated as a Primary Stroke Center, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute also provides 24/7 neurosurgeons, neurologists and neurointerventionalists. Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center has also been recognized nationally for advanced cardiac care including a world-class open heart program, family-centered obstetrics, and a Level II Trauma Center.
About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, serving over 4 million people in 11 counties. With over 150 sites of compassionate care including 12 hospitals, over 17,000 associates and more than 4,000 medical professionals, Presence Health has annual revenue of $2.6 billion.