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Named Best in Kansas City for 13 Consecutive Years

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Ranked in 8 Specialties 2022-23

July 27, 2022

Kansas City, Kan. — U.S. News & World Report announced its 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings this week, and for the 13th consecutive year, The University of Kansas Hospital was named the Best Hospital in Kansas City. It is also the Best Hospital in Kansas for the 11th time. No other hospital has ever received these honors.

The University of Kansas Hospital is also nationally ranked among the country’s top 50 hospitals in 8 specialties. In addition, 2 specialties are ranked as high-performing, which places them among the nation’s top 10%.

U.S. News reviewed data from 4,515 hospitals to create this year’s rankings. Only 164 hospitals were recognized in 1 or more specialties.

U.S. News rankings were created to help patients with the most complex conditions find the most advanced care. The rankings are based on an 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.

The 2022-23 national rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital are:

  • Cancer (#46). It is the 11th time this program has been recognized in the top 50 in the nation.
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#47). It is the 14th time this program has been recognized in the top 50 in the nation.
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (#46). This specialty has been nationally ranked 8 times.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (#27). It’s the 12th time this program has been recognized in the top 50 in the nation.
  • Geriatrics (#31). This is the 12th time geriatrics has made the list as one of the top 50 in the nation.
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (#28). This specialty was listed for the 11th consecutive year as one of the top 50 in the nation.
  • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (#32). This specialty was ranked in the nation’s top 50 for the 13th year in a row.
  • Urology (#39). Urology made the list as one of the nation’s top 50 for the 11th time.

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

“Recognition by U.S. News is an incredible honor for our team. They work hard every day to ensure we provide the highest quality, safest care to every patient at The University of Kansas Health System,” said Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAAN, president, Kansas City Division, and health system executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. “We are always honored to be recognized, but the most important reward for our team is knowing the impact we have on the health of our patients every day.”

“Being recognized alongside the best hospitals in the nation is an especially important validation for our team,” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Health System. “They go above and beyond to ensure our patients receive the best care available anywhere. This prestigious honor is recognition of how our amazing team comes together, using compassion and technology to support patients and their families facing some of life’s greatest challenges.”

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