Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Rocky Mountain Region's Top Teaching Hospital

This is the last of a series of blog posts over the past few weeks devoted to top teaching hospitals by region.  We have identified the top 5 teaching hospitals in each region from the 137 hospitals in the U.S. that earned national distinction in at least one of the 16 adult specialties studied  in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of American hospitals. As the least populated region of the country, the Rocky Mountain region poses a problem for our top 5 teaching hospitals by region series.  The Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, which is part of the Association of American Medical Colleges, lists only three teaching hospital members in the region..  And of those Rocky Mountain teaching hospitals, only one earned national recognition in at least one of the adult specialties covered in the U.S. News survey:

Top Teaching Hospital in the Rocky Mountain Region
Top Teaching Hospitals


University of Colorado Hospital
LocationDenver
Beds: 467
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  11 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: #2 in Pulmonology
Other Top 20 Rankings:#12 in Nephrology, #15 in Cancer
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  No


To find other teaching hospitals in the Rocky Mountain region and elsewhere, visit our U.S. Teaching Hospitals resource page.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New England's Top 5 Teaching Hospitals

137 hospitals in the U.S. earned national distinction in at least one of the 16 adult specialties studied  in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of American hospitals.  Five of the hospitals earning such recognition are teaching hospitals in New England, including Massachusetts General Hospital, which earned the top rating among all hospitals in the nation. As derived from the U.S. News rankings, here are the Top 5 Teaching Hospitals in New England.

New England's Top 5 Teaching Hospitals
Top 5 Teaching Hospitals

Massachusetts General Hospital
LocationBoston
Beds:  947
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  16 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: 15 specialties
#1 in Ear, Nose & Throat, #2 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, #2 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #2 in Psychiatry, #3 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #4 in Geriatrics, #4 in Ophthalmology, #4 in Gynecology, #4 in Pulmonology, #4 in Orthopedics, #5 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #6 in Nephrology, #6 in Rheumatology, #6 in Rehabilitation, #8 in Cancer.
Other Top 20 Rankings:  #16 in Urology.
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  Yes (1st)

Brigham and Women's Hospital
LocationBoston
Beds: 779
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  13 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: 10 specialties
#2 in Gynecology,  #4 in Cancer, #4 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #5 in Nephrology, #5 in Pulmonology, #5 in Rheumatology, #6 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, #7 in Orthopedics, #9 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #9 in Geriatrics.
Other Top 20 Rankings:  #12 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #14 in Urology.
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  Yes (6th)

Yale-New Haven Hospital
LocationNew Haven, CT
Beds:  1571
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  8 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: #8 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #10 in Psychiatry
Other Top 20 Rankings: None
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  No

Baystate Medical Center
LocationSpringfield, MA
Beds:  716
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  2 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: None
Other Top 20 Rankings: None
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  No

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
LocationBoston
Beds: 649
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  1 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: None
Other Top 20 Rankings: None
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  No

To find teaching hospitals in other regions, visit our U.S. Teaching Hospitals resource page.

Monday, September 7, 2015

The 5 Best Teaching Hospitals in the Far West

Extracted from the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of American hospitals, the 5 Best Teaching Hospitals in the Far West include 3 of the top 15 hospitals in the country.  Only 137 hospitals earned national recognition in at least one of 16 adult specialties studied in the U.S. News survey. All 5 best teaching hospitals in the Far West earned recognition in at least 12 of these specialties.

5 Best Teaching Hospitals in the Far West
5 Best Teaching Hospitals

UCLA Medical Center
LocationLos Angeles
Beds: 466
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  15 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: 13 specialties
#2 in Geriatrics, #3 in Urology, #4 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #5 in
Ophthalmology, #6 in Cancer, #7 in four specialties (Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Rheumatology), #8 in two specialties (Gynecology and Orthopedics), #9 in two specialties (Pulmonology and Ear, Nose & Throat).
Other Top 20 Rankings:  #12 in two specialties (Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Diabetes & Endocrinology).
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  Yes (tied for 3rd)

UCSF Medical Center
LocationSan Francisco
Beds: 650
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  14 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: 7 specialties
#4 in three specialties (Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology and Neurology & Neurosurgery), #5 in Urology, #6 in Gynecology, #9 in Cancer, #10 in Rheumatology.
Other Top 20 Rankings:  6 specialties
#11 in Ear, Nose & Throat, #12 in Psychiatry, #13 in two specialties (Orthopedics and Geriatrics), #15 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #17 in Pulmonology.
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  Yes (8th)

Stanford Hospital
LocationStanford, CA
Beds:  476
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  13 of 16
Top 10 Rankings: 2 specialties (#9 in Ear, Nose & Throat and #10 in Cancer)
Other Top 20 Rankings:  5 specialties
#11 in Gynecology, #13 in Rheumatology, #13 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #18 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #18 in Urology.
 Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  Yes (15th)

University of Washington Medical Center
LocationSeattle, WA
Beds:  450
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  12 of 16
Top 10 Rankings:  2 specialties (#4 in Rehabilitation, #5 in Cancer)
Other Top 20 Rankings: 3 specialties (#11 in Nephrology, #15 in Ear, Nose & Throat, #20 in Pulmonology)
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  No

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location:  Los Angeles
Beds: 865
Nationally Ranked Adult Specialties:  12 of 16
Top 10 Rankings:  2 specialties (#6 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #10 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery)
Other Top 20 Rankings: 3 specialties
(#11 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #12 in Orthopedics, #18 in Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Top 15 Overall Ranking Nationally:  No

To find other teaching hospitals in the Far West and elsewhere, visit our U.S. Teaching Hospitals resource page.