Wexner Medical Center ranked national leader in nine specialties


By Megan Henry - The Columbus Dispatch (TNS)



Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been recognized as a national leader in nine specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings released Tuesday.

Eleven Ohio State specialties were ranked in the top 10% of all hospitals in the country. OSU Wexner Medical Center was ranked as Columbus’ best hospital and second best in the state behind the Cleveland Clinic.

“I’m incredibly proud that Ohio State is consistently a national and statewide leader in health care excellence,” Dr. Hal Paz, executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at Ohio State University and CEO of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, said in a news release. “We are focused on providing the highest-quality care and experience for our patients, whether they are from central Ohio or far beyond.”

For the 2020-21 rankings, OSU Wexner Medical Center was a national leader in nine areas: ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology); rehabilitation; diabetes and endocrinology; pulmonology and lung surgery; cancer; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; cardiology and heart surgery; and urology.

Geriatrics and gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery also scored as high-performing specialties.

OSU Wexner Medical Center is recognized as high-performing in seven common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.

This is the 28th consecutive year that Ohio State has had nationally ranked specialties.

The Best Hospitals rankings are based on clinical outcomes, reputation among physicians and patient experience.

The America’s Best Hospitals issue is compiled using annual data on more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals.

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By Megan Henry

The Columbus Dispatch (TNS)

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