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University of Colorado Hospital Again Ranked Among Best in Nation and Best in Colorado

AURORA, Colo., July 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. News and World Report again ranks the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) as the best in the state and one of the nation's best hospitals. The U.S. News Best Hospitals report ranks 11 specialties at UCH among the best in the United States.

The annual U.S. News rankings, now in their 26th year, analyze nearly 5,000 hospitals to recognize those that excel in treating patients with the most complex medical conditions.

"This national recognition reflects the constant dedication and renowned expertise of our physicians, nurses and staff," said Elizabeth Concordia, president and CEO of UCHealth. "University of Colorado Hospital has become a national leader, which is why patients travel here from across the nation and even overseas for our advanced care."

UCH is nationally ranked in these specialties:

  • Pulmonology (2nd)
  • Kidney disorders (12th)
  • Cancer (15th)
  • Orthopedics (25th)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (26th)
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (30th)
  • Urology (30th)
  • Gynecology (31st)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (42th)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (40th)
  • Geriatrics (43rd)







U.S. News also recognized the specialty of Ear, Nose & Throat at UCH as "high performing".

UCH is the academic medical center of University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), a nonprofit health care system that includes five hospitals and over 100 clinics throughout Colorado. U.S. News ranks all UCHealth hospital among the top 10 in Colorado:

  • Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins (tied at #4 in Colorado)
  • Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs (tied at #4 in Colorado)
  • Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland (ranked #7 in Colorado)

"UCHealth relies on expert providers, research and innovation to ensure our patients receive the best possible medical care. This commitment to quality leads to outcomes that are often far better than national averages," said Concordia. "These excellent U.S. News rankings reflect our dedication to putting patients first."

For the full list of Colorado hospital rankings visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.

About University of Colorado Health

UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group, and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

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CONTACT:Dan Weaver; 720-848-7852; Dan.Weaver@UCHealth.orgSource:University of Colorado Health System(UC Health)