UC San Diego Health, Hospitals Rank High

UC San Diego Health and its associated hospitals have been ranked No. 1in San Diego and recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the nation, UCSD Health Sciences announced Tuesday.

The “Best Hospitals 2015-2016” ranking indicates which hospitals excel at treating patients with the most difficult conditions. By ranking departments individually, a patient can use this as a guide to determine which hospital could best help them if they suffer from an unusual or complex ailment.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for "Best Hospitals 2015-16" were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

Meanwhile, UC San Diego Health ranked in Cancer (#23), Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#24), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#31), Ear, Nose & Throat (#33), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#24), Geriatrics (#18), Gynecology (#44), Nephrology (#20), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#22), Orthopedics (#31), Pulmonology (#6) and Urology (#25.)

"Ranking in the top 50 nationally in 12 specialties is a remarkable achievement for UC San Diego Health and represents an important tool for consumers in choosing a health care provider," said Paul Viviano, CEO, UC San Diego Health, in a press release. "UC San Diego's yearly rise in rankings is evidence of the extraordinary efforts of our team to offer demonstrably superior clinical care to all patients across a range of diseases and chronic conditions."

Amongst this triumph, UC San Diego Health will also open the Jacobs Medical Center in 2016, the largest hospital project in California. Specializing in cancer care, advanced surgery and women and infant care, the Center will be a 10-story high, 509,500-foot expansion of UC San Diego Health’s La Jolla facilities.

To read the full rankings, click here.

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