I am pleased to report that five UNC Health Care specialties were ranked in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue:
- Ear, Nose & Throat - #20
- Gynecology - #30
- Pulmonology - #40
- Nephrology - #41
- Gastroenterology - #44
Additionally, the specialty areas of Cancer, Urology, and Geriatrics were designated by U.S. News as “high performing,” representing the top 25 percent of hospitals in their specialty nationally. This is the 19th year in a row that multiple specialties at UNC Hospitals have been included in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list.
The U.S. News rankings are just one way to measure our successes. Our patient satisfaction scores have improved dramatically in the past several years, and UNC Hospitals ranked #1 among Triangle hospitals in all 10 categories of the latest Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Also, we earned Magnet recognition for our nursing care in late 2010, which places us among the top 6 percent of all hospitals in America.
I applaud all that you do every day to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and I join you in celebrating these accomplishments.
William L. Roper, MD, MPH
CEO, UNC Health Care System
Dean, UNC School of Medicine