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U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings

UWMC U.S. News & World Report

​UW Medicine hospitals and programs were recognized in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Hospitals”​ 2016-17 evaluations of more than 5,000 local, state and national facilities.

  • UW Medical Center: Ranked No. 1 in the Seattle Metro area and No. 1 in Washington state. It is the fifth consecutive year that UW Medical Center has achieved that distinction. Also r​ecognized as a “Best Hospital” in Puget Sound.
  • Harborview Medical Center: Recognized as a “Best Hospital” in Puget Sound.
  • Valley Medical Center: Recognized as a “Best Hospital” in Puget Sound.

UW Medical Center received top-20 national rankings in four specialties: rehabilitation medicine (No. 4; the program is jointly located at Harborview Medical Center); cancer (No. 7, provided jointly with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance); ear, nose and throat ​(No. 16); and geriatrics (No. 20).

UW Medicine’s four hospitals – UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center – earned a “high performing” designation in these areas:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 1, 2
  • Aortic valve surgery 1
  • Heart-bypass surgery 1
  • Heart failure 1, 2, 3
  • Colon cancer surgery 1
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1, 3
  • Hip replacement 3, 4
  • Lung cancer surgery 1

(Legend: 1=UW Medical Center; 2=Harborview Medical Center; 3=Valley Medical Center; 4=Northwest Hospital & Medical Center)

For more, read UW Medical Center ranked No. 1 hospital in Seattle and state on UW Health Sciences NewsBeat.