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UIHC ranks nationally as one of the top hospitals for six adult specialties

Iowa City, Iowa (KWWL) — The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics has received national rankings and recognition as being one of the best hospitals in six adult care specialties, according to 2019-20 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked in the following areas:

  • 6 in ear, nose, and throat
  • 6 in ophthalmology
  • 19 in gynecology
  • 27 in orthopedics
  • 27 in pulmonology and lung surgery
  • 43 (tie) in cancer

UI Hospitals & Clinics is the only nationally ranked hospital in Iowa, according to a press release.

“Our continued rankings with U.S. News highlight our commitment to excellence for our patients and from our faculty and staff,” says Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, UI vice president for medical affairs and the Tyrone D. Artz Dean of the Carver College of Medicine. “There is a well-deserved expectation of world-class excellence from our institution, and that comes from ranking among the very best. We are proud to again be among those on that list.”

Two additional specialties – urology and geriatrics – were listed as “high-performing” by U.S. News.

“These rankings are indicative of the great patient care that is at the center of everything we do,” says Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA, associate vice president of UI Health Care and chief executive officer of UI Hospitals & Clinics. “Great patient care is a result of medical teams that are committed to giving their best, every single day.”

Read the full report here.

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Ashley Neighbor

Reporter, Cedar Rapids

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