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The University of Kansas Hospital One of Only 14 Hospitals to Rank Nationally in All Twelve Categories on U.S. News Report

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SOURCE The University of Kansas Hospital

Hospital Ranks in the Top 20 Nationally in Five Areas

KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All 12 specialty programs of The University of Kansas Hospital are nationally ranked in the top 50 in the prestigious 2014-15 adult "Best Hospital" lists from U.S. News & World Report.  Only 13 other hospitals in the country earned the distinction of being nationally ranked in each of the data-driven specialty rankings.

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."

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.
More info about the results can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1uOEi8l-5A

The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading-edge research projects. The constantly growing facility contains 699 staffed beds (plus 24 bassinets) and serves more than 28,000 inpatients annually.  All 12 of its medical and surgical specialty areas are ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospital" lists, including Cancer (#29), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#21), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#20), Ear, Nose & Throat (#17), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#24), Geriatrics (#16), Nephrology (#33), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#12), Pulmonology (#12), Gynecology (#38), Orthopedics (#33), and Urology (#36). The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated program.  The hospital has received Magnet nursing designation, reflecting the quality of care throughout the hospital, an honor awarded to only 6.6 percent of the hospitals nationwide.  The hospital also houses the region's only burn center, the area's only nationally accredited Level I Trauma Center and the area's only Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center recognized by the Joint Commission.  For more information, visit www.kumed.com.

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