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Seven UVA Specialties Recognized in ‘Best Hospitals’ Guide

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Some of the specialty departments in the University of Virginia Health System have earned recognition.

U.S. News and World Report's 2014-2015 "Best Hospitals" Guide names seven of them as some of the best in the country. They include cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology.

University of Virginia Health System Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 15, 2014 – Seven University of Virginia Health System specialties are honored in the U.S. News & World Report 2014-2015 “Best Hospitals” guide.

U.S. News cited the following programs for being among the top 25 percent in their respective specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology

These seven specialties join the neonatology and urology programs at UVA Children’s Hospital, which were honored in June as part of U.S. News’ “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.

“I want to congratulate all of our dedicated faculty and staff members for helping us earn these recognitions and for their ongoing efforts to help us progress toward our goal of becoming the safest hospital in America,” said Richard P. Shannon, MD, UVA’s executive vice president for health affairs.

U.S. News bases its “Best Hospitals” guide on several factors, including patient outcomes, patient safety, staffing levels, the use of technology, availability of certain patient services and recognitions by certain third-party groups.

Additional information on the U.S. News rankings is available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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