UI Hospitals & Clinics recognized in 7 specialties in 2023–24 US News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ listing
UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked as Iowa’s No. 1 hospital, with Ophthalmology No. 6 and Ear, Nose, and Throat No. 28; five other specialties ranked in the top 10% nationally
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics continues to receive national recognition with seven specialties included in the 2023–24 “Best Hospitals” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.
“As the state’s only academic medical center, it’s important that we continue to strive for the type of excellence that has earned us these national rankings in several specialties. We are not only mentoring the next generation of health care providers, but we are an essential resource for Iowans, providing world-class, complex care and advancing medical research,” says Kim Hunter, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, interim CEO and chief nurse executive, UI Hospitals & Clinics, and interim associate vice president, UI Health Care. “I hope our team members really take pride in what this recognition means. We are so humbled and grateful to serve our patients when they need us the most, and in a way that only we can provide. We provide exemplary care with the right blend of compassion and medical expertise. I’m so proud of our teams for this achievement and recognition.”
U.S. News reviews hospitals’ performance in 15 adult specialties, 10 pediatric specialties, and 20 surgical procedures and medical conditions affecting millions of people across the country.
The methodology for compiling the rankings includes clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates, and complications; the level and quality of hospital resources related to patient care, such as staffing, technology, and special services; delivery of health care, such as programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and expert opinion among specialists.