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.

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