The University of Kansas Hospital Named 'Best in Kansas City' for 10 Consecutive Years

July 30, 2019

Kansas City, Kan. — For the 10th consecutive year, The University of Kansas Hospital is the "Best Hospital in Kansas City" according to U.S. News & World Report. It is also the "Best Hospital in Kansas" for the 8th time. It is the only hospital to ever receive these honors.

The University of Kansas Hospital is also nationally ranked in 8 specialties, more than any other hospital in the region. In addition, 3 specialties are ranked as high-performing.

U.S. News rankings are based on a data-driven analysis of performance measures, including patient outcomes, nursing quality and the range of programs offered in any one specialty. They are also based on program reputation. These rankings were created to help patients with the most complex conditions find the most advanced care.

The 2019-20 national rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital are:

  • Cancer (#47). Cancer care made the list for the 9th year in a row. It's the only program in the region to earn recognition.
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#49). It's the 7th time the program has made the list.
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (#32). It's the 9th time this program has been recognized.
  • Geriatrics (#26). This is the 9th time geriatrics has made the list.
  • Nephrology (kidney) (#33). Nephrology has been on the list 10 times.
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#27). This specialty was listed for the 8th consecutive year.
  • Pulmonology (#49). Pulmonology was ranked for the 10th year in a row.
  • Urology (#19). Urology made the list for the 8th time.

Being recognized year after year by U.S. News as the best hospital in our city, state and region is validation of our ability to provide outstanding care for our patients. Most importantly, these rankings are another reason patients and families can trust The University of Kansas Health System for the very best care. – Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAAN

President, Kansas City Division, and executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer, The University of Kansas Health System

The hospital is also listed as "high performing" in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Orthopedics, which means it scored in the top 10% of all hospitals receiving a score in these specialties.

Of the more than 4,600 hospitals evaluated, only 165 ranked in at least one specialty.

"Being recognized year after year by U.S. News as the best hospital in our city, state and region is validation of our ability to provide outstanding care for our patients," said Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAAN, president, Kansas City Division, and executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of The University of Kansas Health System. "Most importantly, these rankings are another reason patients and families can trust The University of Kansas Health System for the very best care."

"Our consistent recognition alongside the nation's top hospitals is proof The University of Kansas Hospital is not just achieving the standard of care – we are one of the hospitals raising the bar for the rest of the nation," said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Health System. "This recognition is a source of pride for our entire team, but our greatest reward comes from providing exceptional care to every patient who needs us."

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