2012 US News & World Report ranks health system among the nation’s best
UC San Diego Health System is ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 23rd annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. The magazine ranked UC San Diego Health System #1 in the San Diego metropolitan area.
“As the region’s only academic health system, we are proud to be recognized as San Diego’s top hospital,” said Paul Viviano, CEO, UC San Diego Health System. “Patients seek out UC San Diego Health System for our ability to provide superior care for the full spectrum of medical needs including the most serious and rare conditions. To be recognized for this dedication, at a national level, is a credit to our physicians, nurses and staff.”
UC San Diego Medical Center was ranked in four categories including geriatrics (#37), nephrology (#32), pulmonology (#22) and urology (#37). Additionally, it ranked “high-performing” in cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose & throat; gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; psychiatry; and rheumatology.
“By translating our research findings into lifesaving medical and surgical care, we have a profound impact on health care locally and nationally,” said David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of UC San Diego School of Medicine. “This top ranking also reflects our expertise in training physicians who deliver compassionate, leading-edge care while pushing the boundaries of medical practice.”