About IU Health: Awards & Recognition

Hospital Recognition

  • One of only 17 healthcare systems nationwide to be named to U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll, it's highest distinction
  • Nationally ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report
  • Eleven clinical programs at IU Health/IUSM ranked among the top 50 national programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 – 2013 edition of "America’s Best Hospitals"
  • In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, IU Health Methodist Hospital was recognized as one of the top 5 best academic health centers in the nation by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). In 2007, IU Health Methodist was ranked #1 in the nation.  IU Health Methodist received this prestigious award in recognition of excellence in delivering high quality care, as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study conducted annually since 2005.
  • IU Health is designated as a Magnet hospital system by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  The designation is the gold standard for nursing excellence and the highest national honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.
  • 63 IU Health Physicians were recognized as top U.S. specialists in their clinical areas of expertise in the 2010 issue of Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors

Clinical Achievements

  • 1922:  First to test insulin on patients with diabetes
  • 1974:  Dr. Lawrence Einhorn, a practicing physician for IU Health Cancer,  developed a testicular cancer treatment that improved the survival rate to 95 percent from a 90 percent mortality rate
  • 1982:  First successful heart transplant at a private hospital anywhere in the world
  • 1984:  First in the U.S. to use extracorporeal shock wave lithotripter to pulverize kidney stones
  • 1990:  First in the Midwest to implant an insulin pump to treat insulin-dependent diabetes
  • 2006:  First in the nation to perform a simultaneous lung and pancreas transplant
  • 2008:  One of the first in the country to complete training of an Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellow.
  • IU Health is home to the worldwide founder in echocardiology
  • National leader in the use of mechanical heart assist devices
  • Home to one of the few surgeons in the U.S. who performs multi-visceral transplantation
  • One of six heart and lung institutes in the nation
  • Home to the largest neuroscience critical care unit in the country
  • Home to the International Kidney Stone Institute
  • Official hospital for the Indianapolis 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway