Posts Tagged ‘rankings’

Kaiser Crows About 2014 Hospital Rankings: “19 Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Is this a good result for the Kaiser system? IDK. I suppose.

Anyway, I don’t have a beef with the east bay’s very own KP, the largest HMO in the land.

Here’s their victory lap:

“Nineteen Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report

OAKLAND, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is rated among the top 40 U.S. hospitals for cardiology and heart care, and 18 other Kaiser Permanente hospitals are rated “high performing” for other specialties, according to U.S. News & World Reports’ 2014-15 Best Hospitals in America rankings, published today.

The annual rankings, considered to provide an objective analysis of the nation’s medical centers, are derived from the evaluation of nearly 5,000 hospitals. This year’s rankings include the top 17 U.S. hospitals overall and the top 50 according to their performance in 16 key medical specialties. Now in its 25th year, the report also analyzes and rates facilities in most states and in major metropolitan regions (all U.S. regions with at least 500,000 in population).

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UCSF Medical School Continues to Kick Ass, Take Names – Ranks Highly in “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2012

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

All the deets, below.

The view from Parnassus, where building support columns are covered with tiny black-and-white shots of alum:

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Bon courage, people of UCSF!

The deets, here and after the jump:

UCSF Ranks Among Best Medical, Nursing Schools in Survey

UCSF is ranked among the nation’s top four schools for medicine and nursing, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

Results are published in the magazine’s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” which appeared online on March 15, 2011 at www.usnews.com and will be available on newsstands on April 5.

The survey ranks schools according to the quality of training in both research and primary care. UCSF has the only school of medicine in the nation that ranks in the top five in both categories — fourth in the United States for primary care and fifth nationally for research.

The report ranks the UCSF School of Nursing fourth overall and first nationwide in the nursing specialties of family nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health clinical nursing, and adult/medical surgical nursing. The university also received top ratings in many medical specialties and scientific sub-disciplines.

The rankings also include previous assessments of other types of schools, which U.S. News surveys, but not on an annual basis. In its most recent ranking, in 2008, UCSF School of Pharmacy was ranked number one. In its most recent ranking, in 2010, the UCSF graduate programs in the biological sciences tied for seventh place, with the specialties of immunology/infectious disease ranked second and neuroscience ranked third. The surveys do not rank dental schools.

“These rankings showcase the high quality of UCSF’s educational and research enterprise across the board,” said UCSF chancellor, Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann. “But moving beyond the numbers, they reflect the excellence and hard work of all the UCSF faculty and staff and the breadth of experience available to every student who comes here to study.”

According to the magazine, the overall medical school rankings are based on two types of data: surveys sent last fall to medical school deans and administrators, and statistical indicators provided by 126 medical schools fully accredited in 2010 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, as well as by the 20 schools of osteopathic medicine fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

These data measured such factors as acceptance rates, faculty resources, and the number of graduates entering primary care. Research activity also was measured by funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Specialty rankings for medical schools were based on surveys of medical school deans and senior faculty. Rankings for nursing were based on surveys sent to deans, administrators, and faculty at programs in those fields.

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UCSF Medical Center Ranked, Once Again, as a Top Ten Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Here’s the latest from the Hospital on the Hill, UCSF Medical Center. Per U.S. Snooze and World Distort, here’s how America’s hospitals stack up as of 2010-2011:

1.Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
2.Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
3.Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
4.Cleveland Clinic
5.Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
6.New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
7.UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
8.Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
9.Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
10.Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
11.Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
12.University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
13.UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
14.University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor

That’s not half bad, huh? Over the past century, UCSF has gotten better and better and our transit system has gotten worse and worse, it would appear. That’s not a bad trade-off.

Back in the day, it’s the ur-N Judah passing by UCSF:

Oh well.

Congratulations, people of UCSF!

All the deets:

UCSF Medical Center Named a Top 10 Hospital for 10th Consecutive Year

July 15, 2010
News Office: Karin Rush-Monroe

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the 10th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2010-11 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

UCSF was named the seventh best hospital in the country, earning a spot on the survey’s “honor roll.” Of the 4,852 medical centers evaluated by U.S. News this year, only 14 earned honor roll status, demonstrating excellence and breadth of expertise by ranking at or near the top in at least six specialties.

The U.S. News score summarizes overall quality of inpatient care including balance of nurses to patients, mortality, patient safety, reputation, procedure volume, and care-related measures such as technology and patient services.

Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center, said, “It is gratifying that the breadth of our expertise — from cancer to neurosurgery, from ophthalmology to gynecology — is ranked among the very best in the nation. I want to commend all the UCSF clinicians, faculty and staff, in addition to our physician partners in the community, who continually strive to improve the delivery of our care.”

Ever more deets, after the jump

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