The University of Kansas Hospital Named on All Twelve Data Driven Best Hospital Lists from U.S. News & World Report...Again!

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Jill Chadwick

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For the second year in a row, The University of Kansas Hospital is nationally ranked in all 12 data-driven specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” lists. 

The list is compiled from approximately 5,000 hospitals in the United States.  The magazine has four other specialties ranked purely by reputation, with no objective patient outcomes data.

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

“We made our first “Best Hospital” list in 2007 and have been listed every year since; the only area hospital that can make that claim.  To be 12 for 12 in the data-driven list two years in a row shows a consistency in delivering quality patient care across all specialties.  It is a tribute to the dedication of our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals,” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.

The 2015-16 rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital are:

  • Cancer (#31). Cancer care made the list for the fifth year in a row.
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#26). This is the ninth year in a row for this program to be on the “Best Hospitals” lists. 
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#26-tie). This specialty is listed for the fourth time.
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (#21). This is the seventh year ENT has been ranked.
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#32). This is its fifth year in a row on the list.
  • Geriatrics (#17). This is the fifth time Geriatrics made the list.
  • Gynecology (#41-tie). Gynecology made the national list for the second time.
  • Nephrology (kidney) (#38). Nephrology is listed for the seventh time. 
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#19). This specialty was listed for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Orthopedics (#34-Tied). Orthopedics made the list for the second time.
  • Pulmonology (#17). Pulmonology was ranked for the sixth year in a row.
  • Urology (#38-tie). Urology made the list for the fourth time.