The Ohio State University Medical Center’s heart program jumped 17 places – from 37 to 20 – to earn a spot as one of the nation’s best in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, contained in the magazine’s “America’s Best Hospitals” edition, are based on several criteria including patient safety and mortality.
In addition, 10 other Ohio State medical specialties are recognized for excellence in the magazine, deemed one of the country’s leading consumer guides to top-performing hospitals.
OSU Medical Center is the only central Ohio hospital listed in the rankings.
The magazine recognized Ohio State programs in:
- heart (20),
- cancer (26),
- diabetes & endocrinology, (17)
- gynecology (20),
- kidney disorders (31),
- neurology & neurosurgery (46),
- orthopedics (28),
- pulmonology (34),
- rehabilitation (11),
- urology (29), and
- ear, nose and throat (18) as being among the best in the country.
Dr. Steven G. Gabbe, CEO of OSU Medical Center, said being ranked in the magazine’s annual survey is gratifying and a credit to the hard work of the faculty and staff.
Earlier this year, Ohio State’s Department of Pediatrics, housed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was ranked 19th by U.S. News & World Report among the top pediatric programs at medical schools in the United States.
For nearly two decades, U.S. News & World Report has consistently named OSU Medical Center as one of the nation’s best hospitals.
The “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, considered by many consumers and health care industry analysts as a leading indicator of quality care and performance, is compiled using data collected annually from more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals.
Hospitals selected for the magazine’s rankings are institutions of varying sizes around the country. Measurements such as mortality data, staffing levels, reputation and technology are used to compile the final lists.