University Hospital is one of America's Best Hospitals

August 02, 2016

No. 1 in San Antonio region, six years in a row
No. 6 in Texas
Top 50 in the nation for kidney disease and gynecology

University Hospital has again been named best hospital in the San Antonio region by U.S. News & World Report for the sixth straight year.

U.S. News released the 27th edition of its prestigious Best Hospitals rankings today, and again ranked University Hospital No. 6 in Texas, and among the top 50 in the country for the care of patients with kidney disease and gynecology. Only 153 out of nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals earned at least one national Top 50 ranking in any specialty.

University Hospital is also recognized as high-performing in the areas of cancer and urology.

“It is a great source of pride for all of us here to once again be named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals,” said George B. Hernández Jr., president and CEO of University Health System. “It is especially meaningful that our patients and the community can be assured by this prestigious ranking that they are getting the very best care available.”

University Health System is the primary teaching partner for the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.