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U.S. News Ranks University Hospitals Case Medical Center Among Nation's Best Hospitals

CLEVELAND, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals rankings. UH Case Medical Center was ranked in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties for the third year in a row and in the Top 20 in four specialties - Cancer, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Orthopaedics.

The recent data underscores UH Case Medical Center's elite, national standing as a leader in clinical care as just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

"We are extremely pleased that U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized University Hospitals Case Medical Center as one of the top academic medical centers in America," says Fred C. Rothstein, MD, President, UH Case Medical Center. "We are proud to be nationally recognized for our extraordinary commitment to quality, safety and best practices in patient care."

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most challenging medical conditions. UH Case Medical Center is nationally ranked in:

  • Cancer (#18)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#22)
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#38)
  • Ear, Nose & Throat (#18)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#14)
  • Geriatrics (#28)
  • Gynecology (#47)
  • Nephrology (#29)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#23)
  • Orthopaedics (#17)
  • Pulmonology (#36)
  • Urology (#30)

Additionally, UH Case Medical Center ranked #2 in the State of Ohio and #2 in the Cleveland Metro area. University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center ranked #8 in the Cleveland Metro area rankings and was also commended for high performance in six specialties including: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

"The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of," says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients."

The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. They will appear in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2015" guidebook, available in August.

About University Hospitals
University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, go to www.uhhospitals.org

SOURCE University Hospitals