Stanford Health Care ranked among top hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

For the seventh year running, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Stanford Health Care one of the nation’s finest hospitals.

Stanford Health Care ranked No. 12 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
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Stanford Health Care has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, which recognizes the 20 highest-performing hospitals nationwide across a variety of medical specialties, procedures and conditions. 

It is the seventh year in a row that Stanford Health Care has made the honor roll.

“During a time of unprecedented challenges in health care and public health, this recognition from U.S. News & World Report is particularly meaningful,” said David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care. “I could not be prouder of our faculty and staff at Stanford Health Care for their dedication to providing exceptional patient care and raising the bar in health care delivery.”

Stanford Health Care moved up a notch from last year to No. 12 on the honor roll and was ranked No. 4 in California and No. 1 in the San Jose metropolitan area.

“All who work at Stanford Medicine have earned this honor,” said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. “Their expertise and innovation have enabled Stanford Health Care to support the health of countless people, in the Bay Area and beyond, during the most challenging health crisis of our lifetime.”

Stanford Health Care’s national rankings rose in eight specialties: cancer, which rocketed from No. 21 to No. 12; cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; pulmonology and lung surgery; and urology. 

The purpose of the media company’s hospital rankings is to help patients choose where to receive care and assist physicians in deciding where to practice. The rankings are based on factors including patient outcomes, patient experience, staff expertise and advanced technologies, as well as on survey responses from physicians.

The hospital has recently been honored by other organizations, including the Leapfrog Group, which awarded it an A in patient safety, and Newsweek, which ranked Stanford Health Care No. 13 in its 2021 listing of the world’s best hospitals. In February, Stanford Health Care achieved Magnet status, a nursing honor realized by less than 2% of U.S. hospitals, for the fourth time.

In June, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll.

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