The U.S. News & World Report surveyed over 5,000 hospitals in their ranking for best hospital in the state of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals came in first place for the 12th consecutive year.
UW Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and East Madison Hospital, also received the highest rating for 16 procedures and conditions impacting people 65 years old and older.
“As we reflect on 12 years as the best hospital in Wisconsin, I am proud of the teamwork it takes to maintain this level of excellence,” Dr. Alan Kaplan, chief executive officer at UW Health, said in a statement. “UW Health will continue to set the standard for remarkable care, innovative practices and health equity. ”This achievement aligns with a recent announcement from UW Health’s board of directors, about expansion projects for the University Hospital and East Madison Hospital, with the mission of continuing to grow resources for patient care needs.”
Last Friday, UW Health’s board of directors announced that it has approved expansion projects at two of its buildings — adding a new, six-story building to the University Hospital and expanding the East Madison Hospital.
In addition to the number one ranking in the U.S. News & World Report, UW Hospitals had three medical and surgical specialties ranked among the best in the nation: ear, nose and throat, obstetrics and gynecology, and orthopedics. Obstetrics and gynecology was ranked among the top 10 in the nation, tied at No. 9, moving up from the top 15 last year. Six additional medical and surgical specialties were rated as high performing: cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonary and lung surgery, and urology.