Duke, UNC Hospitals, and Duke Regional ranked among top five N.C. hospitals

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 06:53 PM

Three of North Carolina’s top five hospitals are in the Triangle, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

Duke University Medical Center was ranked as No. 1 hospital in the state, UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill was ranked as No. 3 and Duke Regional Hospital, the Duke University Health System-operated hospital formerly known as Durham Regional, was ranked as No. 4.

The three hospitals and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem were the only four in the state that ranked nationally.

For the national rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognizes up to 50 hospitals in 16 adult specialties. There were 147 hospitals out of 4,806 facilities analyzed that ranked in at least one of the adult specialties.

Duke had 13 nationally ranked adult specialties, UNC Hospitals had three, and Duke Regional had one.

Duke was ranked as the 18th nationally in cancer; sixth in cardiology and heart surgery; 23red in diabetes and endocrinology, 43rd in gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery, 14th in geriatrics, 13th  in gynecology, 11 in nephrology, 25th in neurology and neurosurgery, eighth in ophthalmology, 12th in orthopedics, fourth in pulmonology, 12th in rheumatology and eighth in urology.

UNC Hospitals was ranked nationally as 43rd in cancer, 22nd in ear, nose and throat care and 44th in gynecology. Duke Regional was ranked as 34th in diabetes and endocrinology.

For pediatrics, the Washington, D.C., news magazine ranked hospitals around the country in 10 different specialties. Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center and the N.C. Children’s Hospital, which is part of UNC Health Care, each made the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list in 10 different specialties.
Duke also ranked as high performing in two adult specialties, UNC Hospitals ranked in eight, and Duke Regional ranked in nine.

For more information on the annual rankings, go to the website http://health.usnews.com/.