U.S. News & World Report
As part of the region’s premier academic medical center, our goals have never changed. Give people who are facing serious health challenges the absolute best care. Get them back to their lives and to their families. How do we do this? We believe patients come first. Putting patients first means we ask ourselves how we can improve the quality, safety, efficiency and convenience of the care we offer. We do this every day, for each patient. And it shows.
We are honored to be recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, with 8 adult medical and surgical specialties ranked among the top programs in the 2022-23 report. Our hospital was also named the best hospital in Kansas City and in Kansas. We have earned these honors every year since their inception.
U.S. News & World Report evaluated thousands of hospitals to produce its respected report of the nation's best. In 2022-23, The University of Kansas Hospital ranked among the top 50 programs in these 8 adult medical and surgical specialties:
- Cancer (tied at No. 46)
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery (tied at No. 47)
- Diabetes and Endocrinology (tied at No. 46)
- Ear, Nose and Throat (tied at No. 27)
- Geriatrics (No. 31)
- Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 28)
- Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (No. 32)
- Urology (No. 39)
In addition, several of our programs were recognized as high performing, ranking in the top 10% of programs evaluated. These include:
We’re proud of this recognition – but saving lives and providing answers every day – that’s the ultimate reward.
We are always honored to be recognized, but the most important reward for our team is knowing the impact we have on the health of our patients every day. – Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAANPresident, Kansas City Division, and health system executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer
U.S. News also rates hospitals for their performance in treating commonly occurring conditions and procedures. These regional rankings help patients choose the right hospital for the care they need. We are ranked as high performing in the following conditions and procedures:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA repair)
- Aortic valve surgery
- Back surgery (spinal fusion)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart attack
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Hip fracture
- Hip replacement
- Kidney failure
- Knee replacement
- Lung cancer surgery
- Ovarian cancer surgery
- Prostate cancer surgery
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Uterine cancer surgery
These rankings use the same scoring methods used for the national rankings.
About the rankings
Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals ranking has served as a respected source for identifying quality healthcare providers. The rankings highlight medical centers that excel in high-risk inpatient care and complex procedures.
U.S. News evaluates measures such as patient survival, advanced technologies, patient safety and hospital reputation. The resulting best hospitals are organized into specialty areas and updated every July.