U.S. News Rankings: University of Wisconsin Hospitals again No. 1 in Wisconsin; Six Department of Medicine subspecialties represented

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UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is unmatched in the state and recognized throughout the world.

For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center, as No. 1 in Wisconsin.

U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 4,500 hospitals as part of their rankings. In addition to the No. 1 ranking in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Hospitals saw six medical and surgical specialties ranked among the best in the nation.

Of those, two were subspecialties of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine:

The others were Ear Nose and ThroatGynecologyNeurology and Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.

Five medical and surgical specialties also were rated as high performing. Of those, four were subspecialties of the Department of Medicine:

Urology rounded out the list. 

University of Wisconsin Hospitals also received U.S. News's highest rating for multiple procedures, including:

Complex care often requires more than one specialty and having healthcare experts working together across specialties offers patients the care they need and deserve. This recognition confirms UW Health's goal to advance healthcare innovation and improve the health of our communities.

"This ranking reflects our continued commitment to excellence at UW Health," said Alan Kaplan, MD, CEO of UW Health. "As we strive for continual improvement of patient care, particularly in these uncertain and challenging times, I'm proud of the remarkable work our providers and staff do to make this recognition a reality."

Adapted from a July 28, 2020, UW Health news release