Tuesday, July 16, 2013

KU Hospital again ranked in magazine's "Best Hospitals" list

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Nine specialty programs of The University of Kansas Hospital are nationally ranked in the top 50 in the prestigious 2013-14 adult “Best Hospitals” lists from U.S. News & World Report.

Once again, The University of Kansas Hospital is the only hospital in the State of Kansas and the greater Kansas City metropolitan area to make any of the lists.

The hospital was also named the #1 adult hospital in the Kansas City Metropolitan area for the fourth year in a row and the top adult hospital in the State of Kansas for the second consecutive year.

“It is important to realize that this year, as in the previous six years, we have been named a national leader because of outstanding patient outcomes,” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.

Page noted the year-after-year consistency of outstanding patient outcomes has kept the hospital in the rankings.

The rankings are:
  • Cancer (#27). The cancer ranking jumped up ten positions, as it made the list for the third year in a row.
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#23). This is the seventh year in a row for this program to be on the “Best Hospitals” lists.  It moved up one position.
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#38). This specialty is listed for the second time and held on the same position as last year.
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (#21). This is the fifth year ENT has been ranked.
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#19). This specialty moved up one position in its third year in a row on the list.
  • Geriatrics (#18). This is the third time Geriatrics made the list.
  • Nephrology (kidney) (#35). This is its fifth year on the list.
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#20). In its second consecutive year on the list, this specialty moved up two spots.
  • Pulmonology (#17) Pulmonology was ranked for the fourth year in a row.

Three other programs at The University of Kansas Hospital were listed as high-performing. Those were Gynecology, Orthopedics and Urology.

“These results can only occur when physicians, nurses, health care providers and other hospital staff work together to place patient care first,” said Tammy Peterman, executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.