US News and World Report ranks UW Hospitals No. 1 in Wisconsin for 12th year running 

For the 12th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked University of Wisconsin (UW) Hospitals on its Best Hospitals list as the best in Wisconsin, according to a recent press release.

U.S. News and World Report surveyed more than 5,000 hospitals as part of the Best Hospitals rankings. In addition to the No. 1 ranking in Wisconsin, UW Hospitals had three medical and surgical specialties ranked among the best in the nation: ear, nose, and throat; obstetrics and gynecology; and orthopedics. Obstetrics and gynecology was ranked among the top 10 in the nation, tied at No. 9, moving up from the top 15 last year. Six additional medical and surgical specialties were rated as high performing: cancer; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonary and lung surgery; and urology.

UW Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and East Madison Hospital, also received the highest rating for 16 procedures and conditions impacting people 65 years old and older. The procedures include abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, back surgery, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, and uterine cancer surgery. The conditions include heart attack, hip fracture, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and stroke.