UW Hospitals and Clinics ranked among nation's Top 20

For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics are listed on the Honor Roll — the 20 most highly ranked hospitals in the nation — and retains their No. 1 ranking in the state of Wisconsin.

The UW Health system announced the rankings on its Website after the magazine released the 2019-20 edition of its hospital rankings. The Best Hospitals designation, which includes both University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center, puts the hospitals at No. 17 among the more than 4,500 analyzed.

In addition, UW Hospitals and Clinics were highly ranked in 12 of the 16 medical and surgical specialties ranked by the publication. A top-50 ranking means the ranked hospital is in the top two percent of U.S. hospitals. Measurements include the use of advanced technologies, patient volume, nursing intensity, and a high-level trauma center. UW Hospital is a Level I trauma center for both adults and children.

UW Hospital and Clinics (505 beds) and UW Health at The American Center (56 beds) are part of the UW Health system, which also includes: American Family Children’s Hospital; the UW Medical Foundation (physicians’ group); the Carbone Cancer Center and six regional cancer centers; SwedishAmerican in Rockford and Belvidere, Illinois; the UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital; and an affiliation with UnityPoint Health-Meriter.