August 11, 2016
11 specialties named to national list of 'Best Hospitals'
- Cancer (25) - Sixth straight year on list
- Cardiology & Heart surgery (38) - 10th straight year on list
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (33) - Fifth time on list
- Ear, Nose & Throat (31) - Eighth year on list
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (35) - Sixth straight year on list
- Geriatrics (13) - Sixth time on list
- Gynecology (38) - Third time on list
- Neurology & Neurosurgery (22) - Fifth straight year on list
- Orthopedics (35) - Third straight year on list
- Pulmonology (28) - Seventh straight year on list
- Urology (17) - Fifth time on list
Kansas City, Kan. —The University of Kansas Hospital continues to be the area's most honored hospital.
The academic medicine provider was named on 11 specialties in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" data-driven national lists, which were announced Aug. 2. A specialty must be ranked among the top 50 in the nation to be named to a Best Hospitals list. Here is the announcement from last year: 2015-16.
U.S. News evaluates approximately 5,000 hospitals for its annual rankings. This year 153 hospitals – about 3 percent – were nationally ranked in at least one specialty.
Also, for the seventh year in a row, our hospital was named "Best Hospital in Kansas City" and, for the fifth year in a row, named the "Best Hospital in Kansas." Our hospital has won both honors every year they have been offered.
"We are excited our hospital has been on the U.S. News lists for 10 years in a row, a claim setting us apart from other hospitals in the region," said Bob Page, president and CEO.
"This consistency comes from the dedication of our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals," he added. "Their commitment to providing leading-edge academic medicine puts us regularly among the nation's best."
Using Medicare data, U.S. News develops the ranking each year to help consumers determine which hospitals provide the best care for the most serious or complicated medical conditions and procedures.
"Prestigious recognition, like this from U.S. News validates what we already know – our health system has the very best teams delivering the very best care," said Tammy Peterman, RN, executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer.