Three UR Medicine specialties ranked among the nation’s best, and Strong Memorial again captured the spot as No. 1 hospital in the Rochester Metro area, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 rankings of America’s Best Hospitals.
Strong Memorial’s Ears, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) specialty program ranked 43rd among the nation’s hospitals, up from 53 last year, and Nephrology ranked 44th, up from 65 last year. Highland Hospital’s Gynecology specialty program ranked 45th in the nation; up from 71.
Seven other programs are included among the 12 specialty areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report. All achieved “high performing” status, which means they scored in the top 10 percent among all hospitals analyzed but are not nationally ranked:
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery,
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
Strong Memorial and Highland are the only hospitals in the region with programs that earned Top 50 rankings.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its Best Hospitals rankings this year. Results are based on measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, reputation, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other indicators. A total of 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty.