By Karin Rush-Monroe | UCSF.edu | July 15, 2014
UCSF Medical Center is among the nation's premier hospitals for the 13th consecutive year, ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2014-2015 America's Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report, and once again securing a spot among the top 10 hospitals nationwide.
UCSF Medical Center also earned a spot on the survey's honor roll, which highlights just 17 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 nationwide for their expertise in treating the most challenging patients across a range of medical specialties. Hospitals on the Honor Roll placed in the top tier in at least six of the 16 specialties in which U.S. News ranks hospitals.
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care.
"Patients from all over the country, and even from other parts of the world, come to UCSF because they know they can benefit from the expertise of clinical experts who are at the top of their fields nationally, as well as from the latest research and innovative treatments,” said Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. “U.S. News’ rankings are a validation of our daily work to provide the best health care possible, and serve as motivation to continue advancing the health care field for future patients.”
The U.S. News rankings cover 16 medical specialties. UCSF further distinguished itself by placing among the top 10 medical centers nationwide in eight specialty areas: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; rheumatology; and urology.
In a separate set of pediatric specialty rankings released last month, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco was ranked among the top children's hospitals in California in U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals edition. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco also is the only pediatric hospital in Northern California nationally ranked in each of the 10 specialties surveyed – a distinction shared by only 21 children’s hospitals nationwide.
UCSF Medical Center has made significant investments in its ability to deliver the highest quality, safest care.
In 2012, the hospital implemented one of the most comprehensive electronic health records systems in the United States. Additionally, the hospital was awarded the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.