UC Health University Hospital and Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center are once again listed among the nationís best by U.S.News & World Report.
The 2011-12 Best Hospitals Guide ranked 16 specialties and is available at usnews.com. Nearly 5,000 hospitals were considered; only 140 were ranked in one or more specialties.
University Hospitalís ear, nose and throat program was ranked No. 21, up from No. 22 in the 2010-11 rankings. The report cites University Hospitalís significant reputation with specialists, high nursing staffing and high-level of advanced technologies among the reasons for this ranking.
The pulmonology program was ranked No. 45, which was also given high marks for nursing staffing and advanced technologies, as well as the number of patient services provided. The program was not ranked last year.
U.S.News called University Hospital "high-performing" in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.
Cincinnati Childrenís ranked first for gastroenterology, second for pulmonology, third for nephrology and neonatology, fourth for urology, fifth for orthopedics and cancer, sixth for diabetes and endocrinology, eighth for neurology and neurosurgery and ninth for cardiology and heart surgery.