US News & World Report released its national rankings of hospitals today, once again distinguishing UCSF Urology as one of the very best programs in the country. The top ten ranking, 6, attests to the program's commitment to expert, safe and innovative care and research leading to new cures and better care.
UCSF Urology received specific credit in the areas of patient safety, advanced technologies and patient services. Additionally, UCSF Urology received highest score for nursing intensity, which is the relative balance of nurses to patients.
“These consistently high rankings over the years are a reflection of our mission to provide excellent care, pioneer research and offer outstanding education for future leaders in our field,” says Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, chair of the department of urology.
Urology is a considered a specialty ranking by the magazine which only selected 3 percent of the 4,743 hospitals analyzed to receive national recognition. See here for full report.
UCSF Medical Center also received top ratings in the area of “Hospitals for Cancer,” ranking #8 nationally and #1 in California. Overall, UCSF Medical Center is nationally ranked in 11 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. See here for story.