UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in seven adult medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospitals rankings released July 21. U.S. News & World Report analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals across the country to determine rankings in 16 adult medical specialties. Only 3 percent of these hospitals earned top-50 rankings in at least one specialty. The seven adult medical programs at UF Health Shands Hospital ranked among the top 50 in each specialty nationally include nephrology (13th), diabetes and endocrinology (28th), pulmonology (29th), urology (37th), neurology and neurosurgery (40th), cardiology and heart surgery (42nd) and cancer (46th). UF Health Shands Hospital also was listed as “high-performing” in five additional specialties, including gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics, and ear, nose and throat. UF Health Jacksonville was listed as high-performing in three specialties, including nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology.
— April Frawley Lacey