In this year’s survey, UCSF ranked sixth on the national Best Hospitals Honor Roll and received special recognition for exceptional performance in 15 medical specialties, including top-10 status in a dozen. It was recognized as the best hospital in California for cancer care, and was ranked third nationwide and best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery.
UCSF Medical Center also was recognized as the best hospital on the West Coast in seven other specialties – urology, kidney disorders, diabetes and endocrine disorders, gynecology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and rheumatology (musculoskeletal and immune disorders) – and was the best hospital in Northern California in geriatrics, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and gastroenterology and GI surgery.
“These achievements reflect our daily commitment to providing the very best health care possible,” said Mark R. Laret, chief executive officer and president of UCSF Health, which includes UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. “Ultimately, they reflect the talent and dedication of our care teams to constantly push to improve and innovate on our patients’ behalf.”
More than 4,500 U.S. hospitals were evaluated in this year’s survey, which is designed to help patients and their physicians make informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. The specialty rankings assess hospital performance in high-complexity areas of inpatient care, from cancer to urology.
UCSF Medical Center has been consistently recognized among the country’s premier medical institutions since the rankings began in 1990. This year, it also received the highest possible rating – high-performing – in six common procedures within specialties: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.