US News & World Report ranks UK Chandler Hospital best in state

Aug 09, 2017, 00:10
US News & World Report ranks UK Chandler Hospital best in state

U.S. News considered 4,658 hospitals for its 2017-18 data-driven rankings, and narrowed that pool to 1,896 hospitals that met the ranking requirements and standards.

The U.S. News rankings are widely cited by health care providers and broadly accessed by patients shopping for a doctor - although the publication notes the highest-ranking hospitals might not be the best choice for a specific patient and should be viewed as a "starting point".

It was the eighth year in a row U.S. News named KU Hospital tops in the metro and the sixth year in a row it topped Kansas.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was ranked the best.

Mayo ranked nationally in 15 adult and 9 pediatric specialties.

Eight UAB programs moved up in the rankings, according to UAB.

RTI International, based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, compiled all data and produced the rankings for U.S. News.

Dr. Kevin High, Wake Forest Baptist's executive vice president of health system affairs, said the center "is pleased to be included among the country's top hospitals". U.S. News also ranks UCHealth's hospitals in northern Colorado, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado.

Two Pittsburgh hospitals are being recognized as among the best in America.

For the 23rd straight year, U.S. News ranked the Clinic the No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery.

The Clinic had five specialties ranked in the top five nationwide, including cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology; rheumatology; and urology.

“However, the credit goes to our employees, both on the front lines and behind the scenes, it is their compassion and hard work every day which creates the exceptional care we provide.”.

For example, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in its most recent ratings, rated Rush University Medical Center more highly than Northwestern Memorial Hospital, awarding Rush four stars and Northwestern three.

Florida Hospital Orlando and Orlando Regional Medical Center improved their statewide rankings, rising to and sharing the fourth place. USNWR also considers Magnet status in the rankings of best hospitals.”. "When we make a methodology change - and we make refinements nearly every year - it's not possible to make an exact year-on-year comparison". Geriatrics earned a Top 50 ranking for the first time, while urology, pulmonology, cardiology, and diabetes and endocrinology had the largest jumps in the rankings.