Stanford, CA – July 21, 2015 - Stanford Health Care's renowned Stanford Hospital has once again been ranked one of the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, earning Honor Roll status and receiving national top tier rankings in 13 of 16 medical specialties for 2015-16. The magazine also ranked Stanford Hospital as the top hospital in California. The Honor Roll highlights 15 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 nationwide for their expertise.
"We are extremely pleased to again see Stanford recognized by U.S. News for delivering the highest levels of patient care excellence," said Amir Dan Rubin, president & CEO, Stanford Health Care. "This honor is a direct result of the hard work of our talented and compassionate physicians, faculty, staff, leaders and board members. At Stanford Health Care we seek to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time."
For 2015-16, less than three percent of the approximately 5,000 hospitals analyzed by U.S. News earned national ranking in even one specialty. Stanford was ranked among the nation's very best hospitals in: cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose & throat; gastroenterology & GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopaedics; pulmonology; rheumatology; and urology.
The U.S. News Best Hospitals survey also ranks America's children's hospitals and their programs. In June 2015, U.S. News ranked five of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford specialty programs among the top 15 in the nation, and two of those programs were ranked best in the state.
"The latest U.S. News rankings confirm what our patients already know—that the care offered by Stanford Medicine's highly skilled and deeply compassionate faculty and trainees is among the very best in the nation," said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. "As Stanford leads the biomedical revolution in precision health, we will continue to harness cutting-edge science, provide exceptional patient care and train the next generation of physicians on our quest to bring true health to our patients."
The rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2016" guidebook, available in August.