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MADISON- University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is once again the #1 hospital in Wisconsin, and 27th best in the U.S. for gynecology care, according to U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are based on analyses of specialties at nearly 5,000 hospitals around the country.

This is UW's second consecutive year in the top 50 nationally for gynecology, and its third consecutive year atop the overall U.S. News rankings in the state of Wisconsin.

UW Hospital made the top 50 in eight other specialties, including:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (27)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (36)
  • Cancer (43)
  • Orthopedics (41)
  • Geriatrics (32)
  • Pulmonology (31)
  • Gynecology (27)
  • Urology (19)
  • Nephrology (16)

According to a UW Health press release, the magazine also named UW a "high-performing hospital" in cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology and gastroenterology and GI surgery. High-performing hospitals must be in the top 25 percent within a given specialty.

"Our physicians and staff take great pride in UW Hospital as Wisconsin's top hospital for three years in a row," said hospital president and CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky. "It reflects our commitment to patient- and family-centered care, a commitment that affects everything we do."

Twelve of the 16 categories ranked are assessed based on a combination of data on patient safety, survival, staffing and a survey taken by physicians. In four categories (psychiatry, ophthalmology, rheumatology and rehabilitation), only a reputational score is used.

UW Hospital and Clinics, with 592 beds, is part of the UW Health system, which also includes American Family Children's Hospital, the UW Medical Foundation (physicians' group), the Carbone Cancer Center, where gynecologic oncologists from the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology practice, and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. The hospital is a major employer in Dane County and a Level One trauma center for adults and children.