University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City is ranked again in the “Best Hospitals” listing compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report, released on August 2.
Seven specialties are ranked overall at UI Hospitals and Clinics—Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center. The ranked specialties are:
- #5 Ear, Nose, and Throat
- #7 Ophthalmology
- #16 Orthopedics
- #34 Cancer
- #34 Urology
- #47 Neurology and Neurosurgery
- #49 Gynecology
“These rankings are an indicator of the high quality of our programs,” says UI Vice President for Medical Affairs Jean Robillard, MD. “Iowans can be confident when they entrust their health care to our world-class health care team.”
UI Hospitals and Clinics is also recognized as “high-performing” in the following specialties:
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital was ranked in eight specialties by U.S. News & World Report in June 2016.
“Some academic medical centers have several strong programs, but the fact that we have so many is a testament to our deep commitment to patient care, research, and education” says Patricia Winokur, MD, executive dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine.
“We are extremely proud of all of our faculty and staff who do such a great job of providing excellent service, outstanding care, and exceptional outcomes for our patients,” says Kenneth Kates, associate vice president of UI Health Care and CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics. “We are so pleased to see their efforts being recognized on the national level.”
Health professionals caution that no one should make decisions about their health care based solely upon rankings. Rather, patients should consider an array of factors and consult their physicians about what is best for them.
The 2016–2017 U.S. News “Best Hospitals” rankings are accessible online at usnews.com/besthospitals.