What makes a hospital one of the best in the nation?

Like an elite athlete, a top-performing hospital is committed to self-evaluation and continuous improvement. But they are also judged on their performance. For hospitals, Thomson Reuters is that independent, objective "judge."

This year, they evaluated 3,000 hospitals using 60 different factors to find the 100 top organizations that not only meet high standards – they exceed them, leading the way to better healthcare for their communities and the nation.

"As the primary educational facility for the University of Illinois College Of Medicine at Urbana, it is especially significant to be named a 100 Top teaching hospital." - James Leonard, MD, President and CEO