July 21, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— For the second year in a row, The University of Kansas Hospital is nationally ranked in all 12 data-driven specialties in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list. Rankings are based on critically important outcomes data, such as patient survival.
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This is the sixth year in a row that The University of Kansas Hospital was named the "Best Hospital in Kansas City," and the fourth consecutive year as the "Best Hospital in Kansas." The hospital has won both of these honors every year they have been presented.
"We made our first 'Best Hospital' list in 2007 and have been listed every year since; the only area hospital that can make that claim," said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital. "To be 12 for 12 in the data-driven list two years in a row shows a consistency in delivering quality patient care across all specialties. It is a tribute to the dedication of our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals."
The 2015-16 rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital:
- Cancer (#31)
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#26)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (#26-tie)
- Ear, Nose & Throat (#21)
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#32)
- Geriatrics (#17)
- Gynecology (#41-tie)
- Nephrology (#38)
- Neurology & Neurosciences (#19)
- Orthopedics (#34-tie)
- Pulmonology (#17)
- Urology (#38-tie)
U.S. News & World Report compiles the list from approximately 5,000 hospitals in the United States. In addition to the 12 data-driven specialties, there are four other specialties ranked purely by reputation, with no objective patient outcomes data.