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U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals

Regional leadership

Best Regional Hospitals Kansas City, Recognized in 9 Types of CareU.S. News & World Report has ranked the nation's top hospitals every year since 1990. More recently, the organization began recognizing high-performing hospitals in metropolitan areas with populations exceeding 1 million. The University of Kansas Hospital again ranked as the top hospital in Kansas City and in Kansas in the 2017-18 report.

In addition, complementing our recognition on the national stage, we excelled in patient care regionally, earning distinctions as a high-performing hospital in each of nine care types:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • COPD
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Orthopedics

The metro rankings identify hospital specialties using the same scoring methods as used for the national rankings.