August 1, 2023

University of Wisconsin Hospitals ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin

Exterior image of University Hospital

Madison, Wis. – For the 12th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals on its Best Hospitals list as the best in Wisconsin.

This prestigious achievement reflects a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care, which is unmatched in the state and recognized worldwide, according to Dr. Alan Kaplan, chief executive officer, UW Health.

“As we reflect on 12 years as the best hospital in Wisconsin, I am proud of the teamwork it takes to maintain this level of excellence,” he said. “UW Health will continue to set the standard for remarkable care, innovative practices and health equity.”

U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 5,000 hospitals as part of the Best Hospitals rankings. In addition to the No. 1 ranking in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Hospitals had three medical and surgical specialties ranked among the best in the nation: ear, nose and throat, obstetrics and gynecology, and orthopedics. Obstetrics and gynecology was ranked among the top 10 in the nation, tied at No. 9, moving up from the top 15 last year. Six additional medical and surgical specialties were rated as high performing: cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonary and lung surgery, and urology.

University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and East Madison Hospital, also received the highest rating for 16 procedures and conditions impacting people 65 years old and older.

The procedures include abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, back surgery, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.

The conditions include heart attack, hip fracture, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and stroke.

University Hospital, a 505-bed facility adjacent to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, and East Madison Hospital, a 55-bed hospital on Madison’s east side, are part of the UW Health system, which also includes American Family Children’s Hospital, UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital, UW Health | Carbone Cancer Center, the UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital and an affiliation with UnityPoint Health – Meriter.