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 recognized 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
- Aortic valve surgery
- Heart-bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Colon cancer surgery
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Hip replacement
- Lung cancer surgery
(Legend: 1=UW Medical Center; 2=Harborview Medical Center; 3=Valley Medical Center; 4=Northwest Hospital & Medical Center)