U.S. News Ranks Duke University Hospital As Leader in Nation, State
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University Hospital was again included on the Honor Roll of top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, ranking No. 14 in the magazine’s 2015-16 listings.
The flagship hospital in the Duke University Health System, Duke University Hospital was also ranked No. 1 in North Carolina and No. 1 in the Raleigh-Durham area. In addition, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital were ranked eighth and 12th, respectively, in North Carolina, and third and fifth in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Honor Roll designations were awarded to just 15 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 evaluated by U.S. News for its rankings. Hospitals on the exclusive list achieved high scores in at least six of the 16 medical specialties that form the basis of the magazine’s survey.
Among specialties receiving top scores at Duke were cardiology and heart surgery (sixth), pulmonology (seventh), ophthalmology (eighth), urology (ninth), rheumatology (12th) and nephrology (17th).
Duke University Hospital is ranked nationally in another six adult specialties (cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics), along with eight pediatric specialties (cancer, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology). It was also high-performing in one adult specialty (gastroenterology/GI surgery).