UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked among nation's best

Patient in a cancer infusion suite
2021-2022 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report

No. 1 hospital in Iowa for 32nd year; four specialties ranked in top 50

Iowans can rest easy knowing they have access to one of the best hospitals in the country, right in their own backyard. For the 32nd year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings has listed UI Hospitals & Clinics as the No. 1 hospital in Iowa, as well as the only one in Iowa to have specialties ranked in the top 50 nationally. 

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or common elective procedures.

UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked in the top 50 out of more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in four specialties in 2021-2022:

Ear, nose, & throat

In addition, UI Hospitals & Clinics was also ranked as “High-Performing” in six other specialties in 2021-2022, placing it in the top 10% of all rated hospitals for:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Urology

Our commitment to providing Iowans with the highest quality care available in the country, right here in our state, is unwavering. We are pleased to see the hard work, dedication, and expertise of our talented physicians and staff continue to be recognized nationally through the U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings.

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high-performing across multiple areas of care. 

Hospitals are ranked from 1 to 50 in each specialty, with any hospitals not in the top 50 but still in the top 10% of all rated hospitals receiving a “High-Performing” designation. For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ.