U.S. News & World Report ranks Ohio State among nation’s best hospitals in 9 specialties
Medical center is the top ranked adult hospital in Columbus
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is nationally ranked in nine health care specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 “Best Hospitals” rankings issued today. It’s the 30th consecutive year that Ohio State is recognized as a leading health care provider in the United States.
Additionally, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is the No. 1 ranked adult hospital in Columbus and second in Ohio after Cleveland Clinic.
“Patients from Ohio and across the country count on Ohio State for treatments and services they can’t find anywhere else,” said Dr. Andrew Thomas, interim co-leader and chief clinical officer, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. “We are honored to be recognized among the nation’s best and attribute these rankings to our dedicated physicians, nurses, researchers and staff who go above and beyond to provide world-class, innovative patient care.”
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is nationally ranked in cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology); gastroenterology and GI surgery; neurology and neurosurgery; obstetrics and gynecology; pulmonary and lung surgery; and rehabilitation. In addition, Ohio State specialties rated as high performing and among the top 10% of all rated hospitals include geriatrics, orthopedics and urology.
“Each day, our clinical and operational teams strive to deliver a high-value patient experience with compassion across the full spectrum of care offered at the medical center,” said Jay Anderson, chief operating officer. “We work hard to meet the complex health needs of our patients and improve the health and well-being of the community.”
U.S. News also rates hospital performance in the most common surgical procedures and medical conditions. Ohio State is rated high performing in colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart attack, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia.
“Our clinical faculty are renowned experts in their fields,” said Dr. Carol R. Bradford, dean of the College of Medicine. “As physicians, researchers and educators, they are providing the very best, cutting-edge care that you can find only at Ohio State. That’s the difference academic medicine provides.”
According to U.S. News, the Best Hospitals report is a tool to help patients find the best providers of complex medical care. It uses a data-driven analysis of performance measures to evaluate more than 5,000 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions.