Aurora, Colo. (July 27, 2020) – For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, No. 1 on its list of the state’s best hospitals. UCH is also ranked among the nation’s best in nine specialties including No. 2 in pulmonology & lung surgery.
“Every year, I am humbled to hear stories from our patients, family members and visitors about how our staff and doctors go above and beyond to provide exceptional care. Every one of our employees and providers have an important role in creating the best patient experience possible,” said University of Colorado Hospital President and CEO Chris Gessner. “The U.S. News honors are a testament to quality and our dedication to helping our patients live extraordinary lives. These rankings also speak to the expertise of the nationally-renowned experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who provide advanced care and conduct innovative research, helping transform the future of medicine.”
UCH is nationally ranked in nine specialties, including the No. 2 ranking in pulmonology & lung surgery (lung and respiratory care), a distinction UCH shares with National Jewish Health. This is the first year that rheumatology, at No. 11, has been nationally ranked. Ranked specialties include:
- Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
- GI & GI Surgery
- Kidney disorders
As Colorado’s only adult academic medical center, University of Colorado Hospital provides clinical trials and innovative treatments through a strong partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, including more than 15 studies researching COVID-19 and treatments for the virus. Faculty from the CU School of Medicine are renowned experts in their fields and drive the quality recognized by the U.S. News rankings.
“Our faculty continue to hone their research, bringing forth some of the most innovative procedures in the country to patients of University of Colorado Hospital with commitment and devotion. We are able to provide some of the best care in the country and offer access to cutting-edge clinical trials, right here in Colorado,” said John Reilly, Jr., MD, Dean of the CU School of Medicine.
U.S. News ranks four UCHealth hospitals among the state’s best. Medical Center of the Rockies and Memorial Hospital are tied for 6th in Colorado, and Poudre Valley Hospital is ranked No. 8.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2020-21 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions.
In addition to this U.S. News distinction, UCHealth and its hospitals were recently recognized for excellence by other outlets:
- IBM Watson Health named UCHealth one of the nation’s top 15 health systems.
- University of Colorado Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies were all named among the nation’s top 100 hospitals by IBM Watson Health.
- The Lown Institute named University of Colorado Hospital No. 18 in the nation and No. 1 in Colorado for civic leadership, value of care and quality.
- The Lown Institute named UCHealth Memorial as the No. 4 hospital in Colorado and Medical Center of the Rockies as No. 5.
For the full list of Colorado hospital rankings, visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.
UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. UCHealth includes over 25,000 employees, 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth is dedicated to providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Offering more than 150 clinic locations, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.
Contact: Jessica Berry