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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UW Hospital and Clinics in Seven Specialties

MADISON – University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics ranked in the top 50 U.S. hospitals in seven medical specialties, according to the 2010 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" guide.

 

The U.S. News guide ranks hospital care in 16 specialties. UW Hospital is ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals in the following categories:

 

US News and World Report Best Hospitals: Cancer

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US News and World Report Best Hospitals: Ear, Nose and Throat

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US News and World Report Best Hospitals: Geriatrics

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US News and World Report Best Hospitals: Kidney Disorders

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US News and World Report Best Hospitals: Orthopedics

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US News and World Report Best Hospitals: Pulmonology

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US News and World Report Best Hospitals: Urology

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Only one other Wisconsin hospital was ranked this year.

 

"As every member of our staff here knows, this hospital puts patient safety and the quality of care at the center of our efforts," said UW Hospital and Clinics president and CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky. "I am happy to acknowledge these strong rankings and give credit to outstanding physicians and staff."

 

Katen-Bahensky pointed out, however, that every organization aiming to measure quality does it differently, and each individual approach has limitations.

 

"Consistently high performance over time and over different measurements is a more reliable indicator of quality, and I'm thrilled to be able to say that UW Hospital and Clinics has excelled in many different national measurements of quality," she said.

 

Of the nearly 4,852 U.S. hospitals U.S. News analyzed, only 152 scored high enough to be ranked in any specialty. Four categories - psychiatry, ophthalmology, rheumatology and rehabilitation - are ranked based on a "reputational" score alone. The other 12 categories are assessed based on reputation and a mix of other data.

 

The magazine listed the top 50 hospitals in 12 of the 16 categories. UW Hospital and Clinics, part of UW Health, has been ranked every year since 1993. The hospital has also received a number of national safety and quality recognition honors in the last several years.


Date Published: 07/15/2010

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