U.S. News & World Report ranks three UCHealth hospitals among best in the state including University of Colorado Hospital at No. 1 for the 12th year in a row

Aug. 1, 2023
A photo of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.
For the 12th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado as Colorado’s No. 1 hospital.

For the 12th year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, as the No. 1 hospital in the state of Colorado.Two more UCHealth hospitals are ranked in the state’s top five including Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland (No. 2) and Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs (No. 4).

“This recognition for our hospitals is a testament to the hard work of UCHealth’s dedicated staff and providers who go above and beyond every day to ensure our patients receive the best care,” said Elizabeth B. Concordia, UCHealth president and CEO. “Quality, safety and an unmatched clinical experience are always UCHealth’s top priorities.”

U.S. News ranks University of Colorado Hospital among the nation’s best in lung and respiratory care, a ranking UCH shares with partner National Jewish Health, and high performing in specialties including cancer, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics and urology.

“As Colorado’s only adult academic medical center, University of Colorado Hospital is honored by these designations,” said Tom Gronow, president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital. “Our staff and providers work hard to ensure our patients receive outstanding medical care along with access to the latest research and innovative treatments through our partnership with the renowned experts at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.”

In addition to the U.S. News rankings, University of Colorado Hospital was recently recognized with a 5-star rating for quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), its highest honor. The Lown Institute also recognized UCHealth as one of the country’s top performing health care systems in social responsibility, value and patient outcomes.

“There are many rankings of hospitals, each with their own methodologies, and rankings frequently change from year to year. When patients look for an excellent provider, it’s important to consider a hospital that offers a broad range of services, has a track record of excellence, and has recognitions from multiple organizations for quality care,” said Dr. Jean Kutner, chief medical officer of University of Colorado Hospital.

For the full list of Colorado hospital rankings, visit  https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings

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Kelli Christensen joined UCHealth in 2021 as the public and media relations manager. She oversees media strategy and execution and manages a team of media relations professionals. Christensen has been in health care since 2006 and previously worked with SCL Health and Denver Health, as well as Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.