University of Florida 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.
“We are pleased that U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized the efforts of our faculty and staff in providing safe, quality care to our patients and in advancing new discoveries that promise to further improve the care our patients receive in the future,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health. “As an academic health center, we have an unwavering dedication to advancing care, and this recognition demonstrates that.”
U.S. News & World Report evaluated 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 (tied for 13th), diabetes and endocrinology (28th), pulmonology (29th), urology (37th), neurology and neurosurgery (40th), cardiology and heart surgery (tied for 42nd) and cancer (46th). UF Health Shands Hospital was the highest ranked in the state in adult nephrology and pulmonology.
To configure the rankings, U.S. News takes into account patient survival rates and safety data, and other care-related factors such as nurse staffing.