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U.S. News' ranks UC Davis Medical Center programs among the nation's best Ten adult medical specialties recognized nationally; two others noted as high performing

July 15, 2014

UC Davis Medical Center has ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for 2014-15 in 10 adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, released July 15, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious and challenging injuries and illnesses.

A U.S. News best hospital in cancer; cardiology; heart surgery, ENT, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology; neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology; U.S. News
A U.S. News best hospital in cancer; cardiology; heart surgery, ENT, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology; neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

 “The results of the U.S. News & World Report survey reflect the excellence and compassion of everyone here who cares for our patients,” said Ann Madden Rice, chief executive officer, UC Davis Medical Center.

UC Davis ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 10 adult medical specialties (see categories and rankings below) and also was designated as high performing in the Diabetes & Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery categories. 

Cancer, 34 Gynecology, 35
Cardiology & Heart Surgery, 24     Nephrology, 19
Pulmonology, 15 Orthopedics, 26
Ear, Nose & Throat , 31 Neurology & Neurosurgery, 42   
Geriatrics, 25 Urology, 48

For 2014-15 rankings, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 144, or 3 percent, of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty. 

U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital; U.S. News
U.S. News & World Report
Best Children's Hospital

U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.

“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

Last month, U.S. News ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best in four pediatric subspecialties: 22nd in orthopaedics, 23rd in nephrology, 28th in neonatology and 47th in urology.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings. In 2014-15, UC Davis ranked sixth in California and first in the Sacramento region.

UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. For more information, visit medicalcenter.ucdavis.edu.

 

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A Case of Reoperative Parathyroidectomy in Tandem with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 
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