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U.S. News and World Report: KU Hospital No. 1 in state

July 16, 2012


The magazine U.S. News and World Report gave high marks to Kansas University Hospital in its latest “Best Hospital” rankings, which were released late Monday night.

The hospital was ranked in 10 of 12 medical and surgical specialty areas ranked by the magazine. The hospital was ranked on six lists for the past two years.

KU Hospital was the only hospital in Kansas or the Kansas City area to be ranked on any of the U.S. News lists.

In a written statement, Bob Page, president and CEO of KU Hospital, said the rankings were based on quality of care and patient outcomes.

“This is a tribute to the partnership between our physicians, nurses and other health care providers,” he said. “You cannot get these results without all parties united in a single focus on quality patient care.”

The programs ranked included:

  • Cancer (No. 37), listed for two years in a row.
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 24), listed for six years in a row.
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (No. 38), listed for the first time.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (No. 20), listed for four years in a row.
  • Gastroenterology (No. 20), listed for the second year in a row.
  • Geriatrics (No. 17), previously listed in 2010.
  • Nephrology (kidney) (No.15), listed for four years in a row.
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 22), listed for the first time.
  • Pulmonology (No. 15), listed for the third year in a row.
  • Urology (No. 45), previously listed in 2010.

The hospital was also ranked as the No. 1 hospital overall in the state of Kansas.


Maddy Griffin 5 years, 10 months ago

Not surprising. I'veknown this since the KU Burn Unit saved my daughter back in '83.

verity 5 years, 10 months ago

It's so good to hear good news about Kansas.

mdlund0 5 years, 10 months ago

Ummm... and where is number 2? Put enough qualifiers in and you can make anyone/anything number 1. This is Kansas. It's not like New York, Texas, or California where there are a ton of top-tier medical centers. In fact, I can't think of another level 1 trauma center in the state.

verity 5 years, 10 months ago

So we should ask for the honor to be removed so maybe our current regime won't notice and screw it up?

jhawkinsf 5 years, 10 months ago

O.K., remind me again. Blame Obama and credit Brownback or is it blame Brownback and credit Obama? Or is this the result of policies during the Bush/Sebelius administrations?

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