University of Arizona Medical Center makes U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings

2013-07-17T13:23:00Z 2013-07-17T13:31:41Z University of Arizona Medical Center makes U.S. News & World Report hospital rankingsStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 17, 2013 1:23 pm  • 

One Tucson-area hospital made U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Hospital list released this week.

The University of Arizona Medical Center, which has two local campuses, ranked No. 2 in the state behind the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

The local medical center also earned national rankings in ear, nose and throat (No. 30) and in geriatrics (No. 34) and was deemed “high performing” in 10 other specialties — cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery and in gynecology. Just 147 out of nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals earned national ranking in one or more of the specialties.

The Mayo Clinic in Arizona ranked nationally in cancer (No. 33), ear, nose and throat (No. 25), GI and GI surgery (No. 20), geriatrics (No. 17), gynecology (No. 26), nephrology (No. 21), neurology and neurosurgery (No. 38), orthopedics (No. 43), pulmonology (No. 50), and urology (No. 31).

In addition, Mayo Clinic in Arizona was recognized as high performing in cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes, and endocrinology and rheumatology.

The rankings were announced July 16 on the U.S. News & World Report web site.  Print versions of the guidebook editions will be on sale beginning Aug. 27.

Johns Hopkins Hospital reclaimed the number one spot on the magazine’s Hospital Honor Roll, a position it held from 1991 through 2011 but lost last year to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The rankings are determined by patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels, among other data. Another factor was a national survey that asked physicians in each of the 16 specialties to name the hospitals they consider best for the toughest cases in their specialty.

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