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UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Nation's 10 Best Hospitals for 2020-21

U.S. News & World Report Lists UCSF in 15 Adult Specialties, Best in West in 4

By Elizabeth Fernandez | | July 27, 2020

UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Nation's 10 Best Hospitals for 2020-21

Praveen Mummaneni MD, performs a spine surgery at UCSF Medical Center, which ranked No. 2 in Neurology & Neurosurgery in this year's U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey. Photo by Susan Merrell

UCSF Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals survey, ranking among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for the 22nd year.

In this year’s results, released July 28, UCSF ranked eighth on the national Best Hospitals Honor Roll. A place on the Honor Roll is awarded to the 20 U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions.

See UCSF ranking details from U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals survey
  • Honor Roll
    #8 in U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
  • National Ranking
    15 Adult Specialties, 10 Children's Specialties
  • Regional Ranking
    #3 in California, #1 in San Francisco

It also was ranked among the best in all 15 adult specialties for which it was assessed, including top 10 status nationwide in 10 areas: cancer, diabetes, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry, pulmonology and lung surgery, rheumatology, and urology.

UCSF Medical Center ranked second nationwide in neurology and neurosurgery, and was recognized as the top-ranked hospital in California and Best in the West in four specialties: diabetes, neurology and neurosurgery, rheumatology and urology. It was the top-ranked hospital overall in Northern California, including ranking No. 1 in the San Francisco Metro Area. It also was the highest-ranked hospital in Northern California in 12 specialty areas.

“This recognition reflects the dedication of our staff to providing the best and most compassionate care for our patients,” said Mark R. Laret, chief executive officer and president of UCSF Health, which includes UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. “In these challenging times, amidst a global pandemic, we want every patient to feel confident knowing that these rankings reflect both expertise and safety for any specialty care, primary care and screenings they require.”

The Best Hospitals survey also recognized UCSF Medical Center with the highest possible rating – high performing – in eight of 10 common specialty procedures that were evaluated: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.