UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in five adult medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals rankings released July 16. Overall, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized as one of the best hospitals in North Florida and in the state as a whole.
The hospital’s highest national ranking came in urology, which rose two places to 18th nationally. UF Health Shands Hospital also had the state’s highest ranking in urology as well as in neurology and neurosurgery, which was 37th nationally. Other specialty programs that received national recognition include: pulmonology (49th), nephrology (34th), and cardiology and heart surgery (47th).
In addition to UF Health Shands Hospital, UF Health Jacksonville also was recognized as one of the best hospitals in North Florida.
In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in five specialties, UF Health Shands Hospital also was listed as “high-performing” in seven additional specialties, including: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; and orthopedics.
UF Health Jacksonville was listed as high-performing in 11 specialties, including: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; and urology. — April Frawley