University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics again appears on a prestigious list of leading U.S. hospitals. "The Best Hospitals in America" listing is compiled annually by U.S.News & World Report.
At UI Hospitals and Clinics nine specialties are ranked overall.
- Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), 5th
- Ophthalmology and visual sciences (eyes), 6th
- Orthopedics and rehabilitation, 12th
- Psychiatry, 20th
- Urology, 21st
- Neurology/neurosurgery, 21st
- Pulmonology, 23rd
- Cancer, 28th
- Nephrology, 38th
Jean Robillard, MD, vice president for medical affairs with University of Iowa Health Care, said, "These rankings confirm that the faculty and staff at UI Hospitals and Clinics provide patient care that rates among the best in the nation."
Earlier this year UI Children’s Hospital was ranked in ten specialties by the same publication.
“Achieving such high ratings in 19 specialties is just simply remarkable,” said Paul Rothman, MD, dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine. “It’s clear that the University of Iowa is a member of a truly elite group.”
"Our faculty and staff are superior, and they richly deserve this national recognition of their skill and dedication," said Kenneth Kates, associate vice president of UI Health Care and CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Health professionals caution that patients should not make decisions about their health care based solely upon such rankings. They should instead consider an array of factors and consult their physicians.