STANFORD, Calif. —Stanford Hospital & Clinics, an academic
medical institution of the Stanford School of Medicine, has been
ranked one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 by U.S. News &
World Report in 13 out of 16 medical specialties, including a
top ten ranking in cancer and ear, nose & throat. The magazine
also ranked Stanford one of the top two hospitals in the state of
California and the best in the metro area. The hospital earned
national rankings in three additional specialties over last year.
"We're pleased to see that the outstanding patient care
delivered by our leading physicians helped us once again achieve
national recognition in nearly all of the specialties ranked by
U.S. News this year," said Amir Dan Rubin, president and
CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics. "Patients who choose
Stanford Hospital & Clinics benefit from the most advanced
multi-disciplinary care available, delivered with unparalleled
coordination and compassion. At Stanford Medicine, we are continually
driving innovations that become the new standards for patient care."
The annual U.S. News Best
Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals
that excel in treating patients with the most challenging conditions.
The magazine evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties, ranking the
nation's top 50 hospitals and recognizing other high-performing
institutions. Stanford was ranked among the nation's very best
hospitals in: cancer; cardiology/heart surgery; ear, nose &
throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology;
neurology/neurosurgery; orthopaedics; psychiatry; pulmonology;
rheumatology; and urology.
"Though we all know that external rankings offer just one
perspective, today's news provides me with an opportunity to express
my deep appreciation to Stanford Medicine faculty and trainees for the
work they do every day to bring exceptional care to our
patients," said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford University
School of Medicine. "It is a privilege to work with such a
wonderful partner as CEO Amir Rubin in the shared mission of Stanford
Medicine. In the months and years ahead, we will continue moving
forward, firmly focused on our vision of transforming patient care."
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a
high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a
challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems
or age. According to the magazine, measures such as patient survival
and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data
largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
"A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best
has much to be proud of," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health
rankings editor. "Just three percent of all hospitals earn a
national ranking in any specialty."
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will
appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook,
available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.