July 11, 2008
U.S. News and World Reports announced that the University of Virginia Health Systems has been ranked as one of America's Best Hospitals.
Seven medical specialties at UVA ranked on the 19-th annual survey.
The seven specialties recognized by U.S. News include Endocrinology, Ear,Nose and Throat, Digestive Disorders,Neurology/Neurosurgery, Cancer , Respiratory Disorders and Gynecology.
"We are once again very pleased that the work of all UVA Health System faculty and staff has been recognized by our colleagues across the nation and by the measures of excellence used by U.S. News in its assessment," said R. Edward Howell, Vice President and CEO of the UVA Medical Center. "Importantly, this recognition reflects the clinical services and excellent care provided to our patients and to the Commonwealth."
According to the U.S. News, out of 5,453 hospitals studied, only 3 percent, 170 in all, are ranked in one or more of the 16 specialties in this years "America's Best Hospitals."
The listings will appear in the magazine's July 14 issue.