U.S. News & World Report

For 12 consecutive years, The University of Kansas Hospital has been recognized among the nation's best hospitals as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated, our hospital is one of just 158 hospitals to rank in at least one specialty.

In fact, the 2018-19 report recognized our hospital in nine medical and surgical specialties, an accomplishment unrivaled by any other provider in our region. We also retained our position as the best hospital in Kansas City and in Kansas – honors no other hospital has ever held.

You have choices when it comes to your healthcare. These rankings – determined by reputation and outcome data, including survival and safety – provide the facts patients and families need to choose our care with confidence.

National excellence

U.S. News & World Report evaluated thousands of hospitals to produce its respected report of the nation's best. The University of Kansas Hospital ranked among the top 50 programs in these nine specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

Regional rankings

The University of Kansas Hospital again ranked as the top hospital in Kansas City and in Kansas in the 2018-19 report.

In addition to our national rankings, we excelled regionally by earning accolades as a high-performing hospital in these care types:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Orthopedics

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 list 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 results are organized into specialty areas and updated every July.

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