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

 

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

UW Medicine hospitals and programs were recognized in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"​ 2017-18 evaluations of more than 4,600 local, state and national facilities.

UW Medical Center received recognition as:

uw medical center #1 hospital in washington

Hospital in Washington

uw medical center #1 hospital in the seattle meetro area

Hospital in the Seattle metro area

uw medical center #5 nationally for cancer care

Nationally for cancer care

uw medical center #5 nationally for rehabilitation

Nationally for rehabilitation

uw medical center #20 nationally for geriatrics

Nationally for geriatrics

Other National Specialty Rankings

UW Medical Center: #31 Ear, Nose & Throat; #40 Diabetes & Endocrinology; #44 Nephrology; #45 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; #45 Cardiology & Heart Surgery; #45 Orthopedics; #48 Pulmonology

Harborview Medical Center: #41 Orthopedics

Additional U.S.News Rankings

Puget Sound Best Hospital:

  • Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medical Center
  • Valley Medical Center

Best Regional Hospital:

  • Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medical Center
  • Valley Medical Center
 

What the rankings mean for you

Rankings are created to help consumers determine which hospitals across the USA provide the best care for the most serious or complicated medical conditions and procedures. Numerous data points are used to determine rankings with the top four being; reputation according to board-certified physicians, patient survival, patient safety, and care related factors including nurse staffing and the number of medical services offered.

Our doctors will keep you in the game

After having both knees surgically repaired by physicians at UW Medicine, John Ross never lost sight of his goal to play in the NFL. After a lot of hard work and the expert care of UW Medicine physicians and rehabilitation specialists, Ross’s dream came true. This past spring he was picked in the first round of the NFL draft.

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

 

Why you’ll receive the best care from us

Our outstanding performance in the following areas earned us top rankings for patient care. View PDF >

You have access to the area’s top hospitals

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:

high performing aortic valve surgery

Aortic valve surgery

high performing heart bypass surgery

Heart-bypass surgery

high performing heart failure

Heart failure

high performing colon cancer surgery

Colon cancer surgery

high performing lung cancer surgery

Lung cancer surgery

high performing neurology and neurosurgery

Neurology & Neurosurgery

high performing knee replacement

Knee replacement

high performing hip replacement

Hip replacement

high performing urology

Urology

  •  UW Medical Center
  •  Harborview Medical Center
  •  Valley Medical Center
  •  Northwest Hosipital & Medical Center

World-Class Training + Groundbreaking Research = Better Care

UW Medicine is the only academic medical center in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region. For patients, this means access to the latest discoveries and techniques and experienced physicians who conduct research and help to train the next generation of care providers.

U.S. News & World Report
uw school of medicine nationally for primary care medical school

Nationally for primary care medical school

uw school of medicine nationally for rural medicine

Nationally for rural medicine

uw school of medicine nationally for family medicine

Nationally for family medicine

uw school of medicine federal research funding

Nationally for research medical school

uw school of medicine nationally

FEDERAL RESEARCH FUNDING
Top public medical school in the nation for National Institutes of Health grant funding and second in nation among all medical schools

World Rankings:

#2 in the world for clinical medicine and pharmacy in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy)

UW Medicine faculty contribute to top-10 world rankings in 31 subject categories based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals in the 2017 Center for World University Rankings by subject