U.S.News and World Report surveyed the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with this year’s list of Best Hospitals. Fewer than 150 of those hospitals are nationally ranked.
The Nebraska Medical Center is ranked in five different specialties:
Cancer (No. 40)
Gastroenterology (No. 25)
Nephrology (No. 41)
Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 40)
Orthopaedics (No. 36)
The publication also rated the medical center as “high performing” in the following specialties:
Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Ear, Nose & Throat
In addition to these rankings, U.S.News and World Report ranked The Nebraska Medical Center as the top hospital in the state. Of the 16 specialties studied by U.S.News and World Report, The Nebraska Medical Center was ranked in 12.
“This is wonderful recognition of the outstanding work of our faculty, which is now being recognized across the country,” said UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D. “It’s in keeping with the emergence of UNMC as a ranking academic medical center in the United States.”
“These rankings are proof of the tremendous amount of work our physicians and staff have done to care for our patients; many of whom have come here from all over with very serious and rare conditions,” said Glenn Fosdick, president and CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center.
The medical center’s cancer and neurology/neurosurgery programs have been ranked on the Top Hospitals list before. It’s a first for gastroenterology, nephrology and orthopaedics.
The hospital rankings, said U.S.News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” Comarow said. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”