UW Hospital and Clinics Repeats as State's Top Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Madison, Wisconsin - U.S. News & World Report magazine has named University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics the top hospital in Wisconsin for the second year in a row - and among the nation's top 50 hospitals in nine medical specialties, an increase of two over last year.
The rankings, based on analysis of more than 4,800 US hospitals, are included in the 2013-2014 edition of the magazine's Best Hospitals guide. Hospitals are ranked in 16 specialties to guide patients who need an especially high level of care.
UW Hospital and Clinics is nationally ranked in the following specialties:
- Cancer (47)
- Ear, Nose and Throat (27)
- Gastroenterology (50)
- Geriatrics (27)
- Gynecology (50)
- Nephrology (19)
- Neurology and Neurosurgery (50)
- Pulmonology (31)
- Urology (34)
Only 147 hospitals made the US News national rankings in at least one category.
The magazine also named UW Hospital and Clinics a "high-performing hospital" in:
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Psychiatry (new to the list this year)
High-performing hospitals must be in the top 25 percent within a given specialty.
"Being ranked as the state's top hospital is a source of great pride for our staff and physicians," said UW Hospital and Clinics President and CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky. "It also reflects our commitment to patient- and family-centered care, a commitment that affects everything we do."
Twelve of the 16 categories ranked are assessed based on a combination of data on patient safety, survival and staffing along with survey results from physicians. In four categories (psychiatry, ophthalmology, rheumatology and rehabilitation) only a reputational score is used.
UW Hospital and Clinics, with 566 beds, is part of the UW Health system, which also includes the UW Medical Foundation (physicians' group), American Family Children's Hospital, UW Carbone Cancer Center and UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
The hospital is a major employer in Dane County and a Level I trauma center and burn center for both adults and children. In April, it was named one of the country's best companies for hourly workers.
Date Published: 07/15/2013