University of Wisconsin Hospitals ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin for 12th year in a row

Source: UW Health

For the 12th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals on its Best Hospitals list as the best in Wisconsin.

This prestigious achievement reflects a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care, which is unmatched in the state and recognized worldwide, according to Dr. Alan Kaplan, chief executive officer, UW Health, who is trained as an emergency medicine physician.

“As we reflect on 12 years as the best hospital in Wisconsin, I am proud of the teamwork it takes to maintain this level of excellence,” he said. “UW Health will continue to set the standard for remarkable care, innovative practices and health equity.”

U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 5,000 hospitals as part of the Best Hospitals rankings. In addition to the No. 1 ranking in Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Hospitals had three medical and surgical specialties ranked among the best in the nation: ear, nose and throat, obstetrics and gynecology, and orthopedics. Six additional medical and surgical specialties were rated as high performing: cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonary and lung surgery, and urology.

University Hospital, a 505-bed facility adjacent to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, and East Madison Hospital, a 55-bed hospital on Madison’s east side, are part of the UW Health system, which also includes American Family Children’s Hospital, UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital, UW Health | Carbone Cancer Center, the UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital and an affiliation with UnityPoint Health – Meriter.

The U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings are based on inpatient hospital care. Data surrounding emergency care is not included in regional or national ranking lists.