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Three UNC Hospitals’ specialties are nationally ranked by U.S. News.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug 1, 2023 — UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill is ranked nationally across three adult specialties in U.S. News’ 2023-24 “Best Hospitals” report, released today. These three include:

  • Cancer
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Urology

UNC Hospitals is cited as the number two hospital in North Carolina while UNC Health Rex in Raleigh is rated as the number four hospital in the state. To be nationally ranked in an adult specialty, a facility must be rated among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for that discipline.


High Performing Specialties

A rating of “high performing” from U.S. News indicates the hospital achieved a high score for that adult specialty, but was outside the top-50 rankings nationally.

UNC Hospitals received a high performing rating in the adult specialties of Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery.

UNC Rex was rated high performing in the specialty of Orthopedics. Both UNC Hospitals and UNC Health Rex were rated high performing in 14 “Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings.”

The U.S. News rankings come on the heels of Five-Star ratings from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Rex and Appalachian Regional.

UNC Children’s Hospital was nationally ranked by US News in nine pediatric specialties in June.



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UNC Health is a state entity and an affiliated enterprise of the University of North Carolina system, comprised of 15 hospitals, 19 hospital campuses and more than 900 clinics along with the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine (SOM). It exists to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others we serve and to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina SOM. Over the past three years, UNC Health has provided more than $400 million in uncompensated or charity care to the citizens of North Carolina. Our hospitals have received numerous awards and recognition for quality care, patient safety and the overall patient experience. For more information, please visit