For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranks UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, #1 on its list of the state’s best hospitals. UCH is also ranked among the nation’s best in 11 specialties including No. 1 in pulmonology.

“Every day, our nurses, staff and doctors strive to provide the very best care and an excellent experience for patients and their family members,” said University of Colorado Hospital President and CEO Will Cook. “The U.S. News and World Report honors are a validation of this quality care and our commitment to putting patients first, helping them get back to living their extraordinary lives. These rankings also speak to nationally-renowned experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who provide excellent patient care and research, helping transform the future of medicine.”

University of Colorado Hospital is nationally ranked in 11 specialties, including a No. 1 ranking in pulmonology (lung and respiratory care), a distinction UCH shares with National Jewish Health.

  • Pulmonology
  • Kidney disorders
  • Cancer
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Urology

UCH is the academic anchor of UCHealth, a nonprofit health care system that includes ten hospitals and more than 150 clinics throughout Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. U.S. News also ranks UCHealth’s hospitals in northern Colorado, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado. MCR is ranked No. five in Colorado, and PVH is ranked No. 10.

“Performance, quality and patient experience are always top priorities at UCHealth’s hospitals and clinic locations. By focusing on these areas, we improve outcomes and care, making a real impact on patients’ lives throughout the Rocky Mountain region,” said Elizabeth B. Concordia, UCHealth president and CEO.

As Colorado’s only adult academic medical center, University of Colorado Hospital provides clinical trials and innovative treatments through a strong partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Faculty from the CU School of Medicine are renowned experts in their fields and drive the quality recognized by the U.S. News rankings.

“More than 2,000 providers from the CU School of Medicine care for patients at University of Colorado Hospital, and their innovative focus on research makes hundreds of clinical trials possible,” said Dr. Jean Kutner, University of Colorado Hospital chief medical officer and professor at CU School of Medicine. “This ensures the very best patient care today and in the future, helping make UCH one of the nation’s best hospitals.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 29th year, are designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

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About UCHealth

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. UCHealth combines Longs Peak Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, UCHealth Medical Group, Broomfield Hospital, Grandview HospitalYampa Valley Medical CenterPikes Peak Regional Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Nationally-ranked University of Colorado Hospital is based on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and is the only academic medical center in Colorado. With more than 150 clinic locations, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.