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Christopher Nelson

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Jul 15, 2014 2:31 PM

SALT LAKE CITY—University of Utah Health Care is the No. 1 health care system in Utah and the Salt Lake City metro area, according U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Hospitals rankings.
In addition, the University was recognized as “high-performing” in eight specialties including cardiology & heart surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, urology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonary, and cancer care.  This year is the 25th edition of Best Hospitals and marks the 21st time the well-known survey ranked the University among the top hospitals and health care systems in the nation.

“I’m proud of our staff and physicians who work hard to provide the best possible care in every aspect of medicine,” said Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, University of Utah senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. “It’s gratifying to be ranked among the nation’s best.”

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care.”

Approximately 5,000 hospitals in 94 U.S. metro areas were eligible for this year’s rankings. To meet the criteria hospitals must offer each of 16 medical specialties, and then are ranked according to death rates, patient safety rates, procedure volume, and other objective data. This year, 720 U.S. hospitals were ranked either in the top 50 or high-performing categories in at least one specialty area.
The rankings for all hospitals and specialties are available at