U.S. News & World Report
We believe being the best is about not only outstanding medicine, but also compassionate care. We are proud to provide advanced technology close to home. We are honored to be an unwavering support system for patients and their families. And we remain committed to providing the highest quality of care.
That is, we put patients first – every day. And it shows.
U.S. News & World Report evaluated thousands of hospitals to produce its respected report of the nation's best. In 2023-24, The University of Kansas Hospital ranked among the top 50 programs in these 8 adult medical and surgical specialties:
- Cancer (tied at No. 47)
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery (tied at No. 49)
- Ear, Nose and Throat (No. 34)
- Geriatrics (tied at No. 34)
- Gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 44)
- Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 25)
- Orthopedics (tied at No. 43)
- Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (tied at No. 30)
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
- Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma
- Lung cancer surgery
- Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy)
- 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.