University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced that University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City appears again on "The Best Hospitals" listing compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report.
At UI Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, nine specialties are ranked overall.
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
Jean Robillard, M.D., vice president for medical affairs with University of Iowa Heath Care, said, "These rankings reflect the outstanding quality of our programs and confirm that we stand among the nation's elite health care leaders."
University of Iowa Children's Hospital was also previously ranked in eight specialties by U.S. News & World Report.
"This wonderful news demonstrates again that Iowans can be justifiably proud of the excellent patient care, teaching and research done here at Iowa, proving once more that we have world-class outcomes across the board," said Debra Schwinn, M.D., dean of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
UI Hospitals and Clinics is also recognized as "high-performing" in the following specialties:
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
"Our team is very focused on providing health care that is highly efficient and effective," said Kenneth Kates, M.B.A., associate vice president of UI Health Care and CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics. "These rankings show that we are among the best in the nation at achieving our goals of offering excellent service, outstanding care and exceptional outcomes for our patients."
Health professionals caution that no one should make decisions about their health care based solely upon rankings. Patients should consider an array of factors and consult their physicians about what is best for them.
The 2014-2015 health care rankings are accessible today online.