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July 17, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. The University of Kansas Hospital was rated among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. in 10 specialty areas by the 2012 U.S. News & World Report in rankings released today.
KU Hospital was rated the best adult hospital in Kansas, and for the third year in a row was named the best adult hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
“This is a tribute to the partnership between our physicians, nurses and other health care providers. You cannot get these results without all parties united in a single focus on quality patient care,” said Bob Page, KU Hospital's chief executive.
The hospital's cancer ranking came just days after KU's Cancer Center became the 67th federally designated cancer center through the National Cancer Institute. The designation was not factored into the rankings, officials said.
The hospital's care rankings were:
• Cancer — 37th out of 902 hospitals ranked.
• Cardiology and Heart Surgery — 24th out of 708.
• Diabetes and Endocrinology — 38th out of 1,111.
• Ear, Nose and Throat — 20th out of 686.
• Gastroenterology — 20th out of 1,550.
• Nephrology — 15th out of 1,641.
• Neurology and Neurosurgery — 22nd out of 1,333.
• Pulmonology — 15th out of 1,651.
• Urology — 45th out of 1,482.
The hospital was ranked outside the top 50 hospitals in two specialities:
• Gynecology — KU scored 64.2 out of 100; the 50th ranked school scored 67.7;
• Orthopedics — KU scored 49.0 out of 100; the 50th ranked school scored 52.9.
Schools with scores outside the top 50 are not assigned ranks. The hospital was not given scores in Psychiatry, Rehabilitation or Rheumatology.
All the ranking are available at usnews.com.
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