U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

The University of Kansas Hospital is nationally ranked in 12 out of 12 medical and surgical specialties US News & World Report

Why would you go anywhere else?

Hospital rankings are an important way for people to learn which hospitals have the greatest level of expertise and offer the highest-quality care in selected specialties. For the fifth year in a row, as determined by U.S. News & World Report, The University of Kansas Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in Kansas City and has been named the Best Hospital in Kansas for the third year in a row. This is the eighth consecutive year our hospital has ranked on the Best Hospitals list.

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The University of Kansas Hospital

See for yourself what makes us the best hospital in Kansas and Kansas City. Request your appointment online or call us, 913-588-1227, to meet with one of our expert physicians. 

As the region’s premier academic medical center, we specialize in acute care for patients with complex medical issues.

High-Performing Specialty Areas

U.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals for the 2014-15 Best Hospitals list. The University of Kansas Hospital was nationally ranked in all 12 medical and surgical specialties among the nation's best 50 hospitals.

In addition to our national rankings from U.S. News & World Report, our hospital has earned several other national and regional awards. Learn more about our awards and accomplishments

About the Rankings

Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list has served as a reputable resource for identifying quality healthcare. The Best Hospitals list highlights those medical centers that excel in high-risk inpatient care and complicated operations.

Roughly 5,000 hospitals nationwide are evaluated each year based on statistics such as patient survival, advanced technologies, patient safety and hospital reputation with specialists. Rankings are grouped into 16 areas of specialty and updated every July.

Get answers to commonly asked questions about the Best Hospitals list ranking methodology.