July 7, 2000
UWMC ranked among nation's best
University of Washington Medical Center is again ranked among the country's standout hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2000 annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals," available on newsstands July 17.
UW Medical Center ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide in three specialties: rehabilitation (2nd); orthopaedics (8th); and geriatrics (10th). It ranked highly in eight additional specialties: cancer (11th); ear, nose and throat (14th); urology (17th); kidney disease (18th); digestive disorders (20th); heart (21st); neurology and neurosurgery (22nd); gynecology (28th); and rheumatology (43rd).
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle ranked 16th in pediatrics. Harborview Medical Center ranked 7th in orthopaedics.
The U.S. News' honor roll hospitals, in rank order are: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, Stanford University Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, University of Michigan Medical Center, University of Chicago Hospitals, University of Washington Medical Center, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
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