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U.S. News & World Report

For more than a decade, The University of Kansas Hospital has been recognized among the nation's best hospitals as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The ongoing distinction underscores our position as the leading resource reimagining healthcare to serve the people of our city, state, region and beyond.

In fact, the 2019-20 report recognized our hospital in 8 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 – distinctions no other hospital has ever held. These honors reflect our health system’s commitment to delivering exceptional, nationally ranked care to Kansans close to home.

You have choices when it comes to your healthcare. The U.S. News hospital 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 8 specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

We also were nationally ranked as high performing in 3 specialties:

  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • GI and GI surgery
  • Orthopedics

Hospitals are recognized as high performing by earning scores in the top 10% of hospitals scored for that particular specialty.

Regional rankings

The University of Kansas Hospital again ranked as the top hospital in Kansas City (for the 10th consecutive year) and in Kansas (for the 8th consecutive year) in the 2019-20 report. No other hospital has ever held these honors.

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
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Lung 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.

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