Tuesday, July 15, 2014

University of Kansas Hospital earns 12 out of 12 in 2014-15 U.S. News Rankings

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Hospital is nationally ranked on all 12 adult specialty areas of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” list for 2014-15.

Only those hospitals ranked in the Top 50 of the national lists are considered nationally ranked.

It is the first time any Kansas City area hospital has been ranked on all 12 lists which combine outcomes data, patient safety, structure and reputation.  This year, the magazine lowered the percentage of reputation in the total score in favor of a higher percentage for patient safety.

For the fifth year in a row, The University of Kansas Hospital was named the “Best Hospital in Kansas City” and for the third year in a row was named the “The Best Hospital in Kansas.”  The hospital has won both honors every year they have been offered.

“As evidenced by these results, we provide outstanding care to every patient who comes to us,” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.

“This year, more than ever, we make these lists because of our exceptional results for our patients.  The partnership between doctors, nurses and other health care professionals leads to these results year after year,” said Page.

The 2014-15 rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital are:

•    Cancer (#29). Cancer care made the list for the fourth year in a row.
•    Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#21). This is the eighth year in a row for this program to be on the “Best Hospitals” lists.  This year’s ranking was its highest ever.
•    Diabetes & Endocrinology (#20). This specialty is listed for the third time and moved up 18 slots.
•    Ear, Nose & Throat (#17). This is the sixth year ENT has been ranked and it moved up four positions.
•    Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#24). This is its fourth year in a row on the list.
•    Geriatrics (#16). This is the fourth time Geriatrics made the list and is its highest ranking ever.
•    Gynecology (#38). Gynecology made the national list for the first time.
•    Nephrology (kidney) (#33). Nephrology moved up two positions in its sixth year on the list.
•    Neurology & Neurosurgery (#12). In its third consecutive year on the list, this specialty registered its highest ranking ever.
•    Orthopedics (#33-Tied). Orthopedics made the list for the first time.
•    Pulmonology (#12). Pulmonology was ranked for the fifth year in a row and moved up five slots.
•    Urology (#36). Urology made the list for the third time, registering its highest ranking ever.

There are approximately 5,700 hospitals across the country eligible for inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” lists.