MADISON (WKOW) -- UW Hospital and Clinics has been named the best hospital in Wisconsin for the third year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
The hospital is among the nation's top 50 hospitals in nine medical specialties and has been ranked in the top 50 since the news magazine starting ranking hospitals in 1990. The rankings are part of the 2014-15 edition of the Best Hospitals guide and are based on 16 specialties at nearly 5,000 hospitals around the country.
UW Hospital and Clinics is national ranked in Ear, Nose & Throat, Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics Pulmonology and Urology.
UW was also named a high-performing hospital in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery.
"Our physicians and staff take great pride in UW Hospital as Wisconsin's top hospital for three years in a row," says hospital president and CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky. "It reflects our commitment to patient- and family-centered care, a commitment that affects everything we do."
Of all 10 hospitals listed in the Madison metropolitan area, two were ranked as the top-performing. Besides UW Hospital, Meriter Hospital was ranked ninth in Wisconsin with four high-performing specialities: Geriatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.
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