By Kelli Christensen, UCHealth
For the 11th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, as the No. 1 hospital in the state of Colorado.
Three additional UCHealth hospitals were also ranked including Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland (No. 2), Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs (No. 4) and Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins (No. 5).
“While the effects of the pandemic continue to impact hospitals across the country, these rankings are a testament to the dedication and perseverance of UCHealth’s dedicated staff and providers who ensure the very best care for our patients,” said Elizabeth B. Concordia, UCHealth president and CEO. “Quality, safety and an excellent experience for our patients are always UCHealth’s top priorities.”
U.S. News ranks University of Colorado Hospital among the nation’s best in five specialties, including No. 2 in lung and respiratory care, a ranking UCH shares with partner National Jewish Health. UCH’s nationally ranked specialties include:
- Pulmonology and lung surgery
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI surgery
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
University of Colorado Hospital is also rated as high performing in cancer, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics and urology.
“As Colorado’s only adult academic medical center, University of Colorado Hospital offers outstanding clinical care, utilizing research and innovative treatments developed in partnership with the renowned experts at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus,” said Tom Gronow, president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital. “This means our patients can count on receiving the most advanced treatments available, with outcomes among the nation’s best.”
UCHealth Memorial Central was not only ranked No. 4 in the state, but No. 1 in Colorado Springs, and the highest rated hospital in the southern Colorado region.
“We’ve long known that our staff and providers in southern Colorado provide excellent care for our patients as more and more people choose UCHealth for their care,” said Joel Yuhas, FACHE, president and CEO of UCHealth’s southern Colorado region. “This recognition reflects our dedication and commitment to our patients.”
UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies was rated No. 2 and recently earned the prestigious distinction of being the only certified Level 1 trauma center in northern Colorado.
“Our patient experience scores and excellent outcomes are a results of the commitment of everyone who cares for our patients on a daily basis,” said Kevin Unger, president and CEO of MCR and PVH. “We are honored that patients trust us with their care and we are dedicated to serving our community.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 33nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions. For the 2022-23 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions.
For the full list of Colorado hospital rankings, visit https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings..