WisBusiness: University of Wisconsin Hospitals has been ranked in the top 20 U.S. hospitals for the first time in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list

WisBusiness: University of Wisconsin Hospitals has been ranked in the top 20 U.S. hospitals for the first time in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list

The designation covers both University Hospital and UW Health, ranking the hospitals 17th out of the more than 4,500 analyzed for the report. At the state level, UW Hospitals again claimed the top spot.

UW Hospitals was nationally ranked in 12 adult specialties and four children’s specialties. Of all the hospitals examined, only 165 ranked in at least one specialty.

“This represents a huge leap forward in the rankings for UW Health,” said UW Health CEO Dr. Alan Kaplan. “The goal for us must always be the continual improvement of patient care, but it is very gratifying to be ranked among the nation’s top 20 hospitals. I’m proud of the level of excellence our physicians and staff bring to work every day.”

First founded in 1924, UW Hospitals is affiliated with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. It includes more than 80 specialty clinics, an adult and pediatric trauma center, a burn center, a transplant program, a stroke center and the UW Carbone Cancer Center — the only comprehensive cancer center in the state, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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