UW Hospital and Clinics named Wisconsin's top hospital for sixth straight year

UW Hospital and Clinics named Wisconsin's top hospital for sixth straight year

UW Hospital and Clinics named Wisconsin's top hospital for sixth straight year

Duke University Hospital was nationally ranked in 13 categories, unchanged from the previous ranking, and selected as the No. 17 hospital in the USA, down one spot. Using somewhat different data and weightings, a five-star ranking system introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services previous year assigned three stars to KU Hospital, four to Saint Luke's and five stars, its top rating, to Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Both were in a three-way tie for No. 6 in the Seattle metropolitan area, and in a three-way tie for No. 8 in Washington state.

Chambersburg Hospital received high performance ratings for COPD and heart failure, but also received "below average" ratings for abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, hip replacement and lung cancer surgery.

In the Georgia rankings, Emory St. Joseph's Hospital in Sandy Springs and Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Buckhead were rated Nos.

While no other area hospitals were nationally ranked, they did show high performance in certain specialties. "Our patients can expect high-quality, cost-effective care that is driven by the passion and dedication of our caregivers, who show every day they are committed to truly helping people live well".

"Mount Sinai continues to push the boundaries of scientific discoveries, improving methods of diagnosing and treating human disease", said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System. "I'm proud of the nurses, faculty physicians and teams, and others who have chosen to be a part of this mission".

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A year ago, U.S. News ranked Mayo in Jacksonville in the top 50 for eight adult specialties.

The U.S. News rankings follow a report last month that gave Duke a mix of excellent and passing grades in most areas - like breast removal, coronary bypass and knee replacement surgery - but a failing grade in hip surgeries.

UNC Hospitals ranked highly in ear, nose and throat (No. 14), but also scored well in nephrology (No. 20) and cancer (No. 24).

Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania -Penn Presbyterian, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia also made the list.

The U.S. News report ranked Intermountain Medical Center's pulmonary program 48th, marking "the first time in its 10-year-history" that a specialty at the hospital has landed in the top 50, said Intermountain Healthcare spokesman Jess Gomez. These results place UH in the top 1 percent of the nation's 4,500 hospitals eligible for ranking this year.

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