UCSF Medical Center Is Among Nation’s Top Hospitals for 2023-24

U.S. News & World Report ranks UCSF Health adult care among nation’s top 10 hospitals in 7 specialties, Best in the West for neurology/neurosurgery and rheumatology.

By Elizabeth Fernandez | UCSF.edu | July 31, 2023

Hao Nguyen, UCSF

Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD, associate professor in the UCSF Department of Urology and the Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology, takes an MRI of a prostate via an MRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy. Photo by Susan Merrell

UCSF Medical Center has been named to the Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals for adult care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals rankings, representing the highest quality of care and safety standards in the country. 

The distinction was earned by only 22 medical centers nationwide and five in California. This year’s analysis removed ordinal rankings for the Honor Roll hospitals, reflecting the overall high levels of care among these leader institutions. 

UCSF Medical Center was listed as the best hospital in California and in the West in neurology/neurosurgery and rheumatology, and among the country’s top 10 hospitals in seven specialties: neurology/neurosurgery, geriatric care, psychiatry, cancer, autoimmune disorders (rheumatology), pulmonology/lung surgery, and ophthalmology. This is the 27th year that UCSF has reached the highest echelons for neurology/neurosurgery, which are specialties within the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. 

Regionally, UCSF Medical Center was the best hospital for cancer care in Northern California, a status it also achieved in geriatrics, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and urology, along with its top California spots in neurology and autoimmune disorders.

It is the top-ranked hospital in the San Francisco Metro Area and the only hospital in Northern California to be ranked among the top 50 hospitals in all 14 specialty areas in which it was assessed. Additional areas include cardiology, diabetes/endocrine disorders, gastroenterology, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, and otolaryngology.

“We’re honored to be recognized among the best hospitals across the full range of specialties,” said Suresh Gunasekaran, president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health. “The rankings are a testament to the commitment of the entire UCSF Health team to continuously improve the quality, safety, and equity of the care we provide.”

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