UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked among nation's best

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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has again been named one of America’s “Best Hospitals” and the top hospital in Iowa, according to 2018-19 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Seven of UI Health Care’s adult care specialties made the U.S. News rankings:

“Year after year, the U.S. News rankings highlight the tradition of excellence across our programs,” says Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, UI vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine. “Iowans have come to expect world-class care from our institution, and they can be proud that we continue to rank among the very best.”

Also cited as “high-performing” by U.S. News were these adult-care specialties:

“Our team works diligently each and every day to provide health care that lives up to the highest standards of quality, safety, and service,” says Kenneth Kates, associate vice president for UI Health Care and CEO of UI Hospitals & Clinics. “It’s gratifying to have that unwavering dedication to our patients and their families recognized in these rankings.” 

“Great patient care programs help us to fulfill our larger mission of providing world-class academic medicine,” says Patricia Winokur, MD, executive dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine. “With so many nationally ranked programs, we can offer our students, medical residents, and fellows access to exceptional, real-world learning experiences, and the work of our researchers benefits in many ways, including an impressive portfolio of clinical trials.”

In June, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital was named by U.S. News as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals for the 10th consecutive year, with national rankings in four pediatric care specialties. In March, U.S. News listed the research and primary care missions of the UI Carver College of Medicine in its rankings of “Best Graduate Schools.”

Rankings are one of many factors to consider in health care decisions. UI Health Care leaders urge patients and familiesto consult their physicians when choosing a care plan.

Read more about the 2018-19 “Best Hospitals” rankings.