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Clarian Health/Indiana University School of Medicine Specialty Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

Clarian/IUSM programs are the only Indiana programs included in prestigious national rankings

Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) July 21, 2009 -- Nine clinical programs at Clarian Health/Indiana University School of Medicine are ranked among the top 50 national programs in U.S. News & World Report's "2009-10 America's Best Hospitals" guide. Clarian's Methodist Hospital and Indiana University Hospital are the only Indiana hospitals included in the rankings, and are among only 174 hospitals recognized out of the 4,861 evaluated nationwide.

Published in the July 21 issue of U.S. News & World Report, the guide ranks clinical programs at Clarian, a partner of Indiana University School of Medicine, in nine of the 16 specialties evaluated. This is U.S. News' 20th year of ranking America's elite medical centers "to help patients find the best hospital when the need is great"; it is Clarian/IUSM's 12th consecutive appearance in the guide.

In June, seven specialty programs at Riley Hospital for Children were ranked among the top 30 children's hospitals in the nation. Riley's urology program was ranked third in the nation.

The complete guide and hospitals rankings are available online at

Clarian's recognized adult programs and their numerical rankings are:

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders 13th
  • Urology 16th
  • Orthopedics 24th
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery 26th
  • Ear, Nose, Throat 26th
  • Respiratory Disorders 26th
  • Geriatric Care 27th
  • Cancer 32nd
  • Kidney Disease 38th

  • Riley Hospital for Children recognized programs and their numerical rankings are:
  • Urology 3rd
  • Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders 12th
  • Neonatal Care 14th
  • Respiratory Disorders 14th
  • Digestive Disorders 18th
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery 27th
  • Orthopedics 28th

"We are honored to be listed alongside the top hospitals in the country," said Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and CEO of Clarian Health ( "This is our second recognition this year, as Riley Hospital for Children was recognized among the nation's top pediatric hospitals. I'm extremely proud of the hard work by all our staff and physicians at Clarian and the IU School of Medicine to improve the health of our patients and our community. It's their daily dedication that moves us toward a preeminent health care system."

"These rankings once again demonstrate the dedication to quality care and service by the Clarian Health and School of Medicine physicians and faculty, caregivers and staff. I commend all those who make this partnership a successful contributor to the health of Hoosiers and to our life sciences initiative," said D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine ( and IU vice president for life sciences.

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