KU Hospital Continues to be a National, State and Local Leader in U.S. News Rankings

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Jill Chadwick

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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 Hospital” data-driven national lists.

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

The list is compiled from approximately 5,000 hospitals in the United States.  

“We are excited our hospital has been on the U.S. News lists ten years in a row, a claim setting us apart from other hospitals in the region,” said Bob Page, president and chief Executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.

“This consistency comes from the dedication of our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.  Their commitment to providing leading-edge academic medicine puts us regularly among the nation’s best,” added Page.

• Cancer (#25). Cancer care made the list for the sixth year in a row.
• Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#38 tie). This is the tenth year in a row for this program to be on the “Best Hospitals” lists. No other area hospital can make that claim.
• Diabetes & Endocrinology (#33). This specialty is listed for the fifth time.
• Ear, Nose & Throat (#31). This is the eighth year ENT has been ranked.
• Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#35). This is its sixth year in a row on the list.
• Geriatrics (#13). This is the sixth time Geriatrics made the list.
• Gynecology (#38). Gynecology made the national list for the third time.
• Neurology & Neurosurgery (#22). This specialty was listed for the fifth consecutive year.
• Orthopedics (#35). Orthopedics made the list for the third time.
• Pulmonology (#28). Pulmonology was ranked for the seventh year in a row.
• Urology (#17). Urology made the list for the fifth time.