No honor roll for DC-area hospitals in annual US News rankings


The U.S. News report ranks hospitals nationally, by state, regionally and by specialty. As a result, only 158 hospitals were ranked nationally in at least one of the 16 specialties. The hospital was also named tenth Best Hospital overall in California and was ranked among the best in the country in gynecology (#33) and urology (#16).

All hospitals are evaluated but only the top 50 are ranked.

Because the rankings focus on challenging medical conditions, U.S. News said, hospitals had to have a minimum level of patient volume in those specialties to be ranked.

"These rankings and recognitions are a testament to the dedication of everyone at UK HealthCare and their commitment to continuously improving quality and service provided to our patients", Dr. Mark F. Newman, UK HealthCare's executive vice president for health affairs, said in a news release. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,000 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County's only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center.

The Walnut Creek medical center was also ranked as high-performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.

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The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

The data used information from 4,500 different medical centers across the country to rank each one.

TMC hospitals have consistently appeared on the prestigious list since its first publication in 1990. University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison, 2. In addition, the Walnut Creek medical center was rated as high performing in several adult procedures and conditions, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery. Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, 4. Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, 9.

Between the two medical centers, John Muir Health has 799 licensed beds.

The Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., ranked No. 1 nationally. All were put on the report's honor roll, which recognized 20 hospitals with "outstanding performance" across multiple areas. The system serves a population of 5 million, with over 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.