Over 5,000 hospitals nationwide were evaluated for this list but only 20 made the list of the Best Hospitals in 2021-2022, and two of them are here in the Land of Lincoln.

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According to usnew.com's ranking of the Best Hospitals 2021-2022 two of the top 20 best hospitals in the country are located in Illinois (well Chicago to be exact). Rush University Medical Center came in at number 19 on the list, with a top 3 ranking in Neurology & Neurosurgery, along with being ranked 6th overall for Orthopedics. The other Chicago hospital to make the list is Northwestern Memorial Hospital that comes in at number 10 on the list, being ranked 6th overall for Cancer, and 8th overall in Geriatrics.

The list is topped by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, followed by the Clevland Clinic in Ohio, and UCLA Medical in California. As far as our listeners on the Missouri side of the river, well they are represented in the top 20 as well, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis tied for 17th place with Mount Sinia Hospital in New York City, Barnes-Jewish received a 7th place ranking in Diabetes & Endocrinology, and a 13th place ranking in Cancer.

To see the full list of the top 20 hospitals in the country click here! 

When you think about living here in the Quincy/Hannibal Tri-State area it is really comforting to know that we are a 2-hour drive away from Barnes-Jewish in St. Louis, and a four and a half-hour drive (or train ride) away from Rush, and Northwestern in Chicago. You have nothing if you don't have your health, and thankfully we have some incredible health experts not too far from us.

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