UK Chandler Hospital Ranked Among Nation's Best

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 13, 2007) - "U.S. News & World Report" rankings place UK Chandler Hospital among the nation's best in cancer; ear, nose and throat; and gynecology. Only 173 U.S. hospitals made the list of 5,462 hospitals evaluated.

For the first time, three of UK's programs are recognized by the magazine as a reflection of the breadth and depth of care delivered at UK. They are gynecology (27), ear, nose and throat (41) and cancer (46).

"The elite hospitals on 'U.S. News & World Report's' rankings are nationally known as the place to go when a patient is in need of highly skilled, complex care," said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK executive vice president for health affairs. "Most patients can receive care at their local hospital, where they are closest to support from loved ones. When more complex care is necessary, patients in Kentucky have the peace of mind that they do not need to travel beyond the state line. They can receive nationally recognized, highly skilled care right here in Kentucky at UK Chandler Hospital. Our ranked programs are a testament to our growing momentum that will help UK reach Top 20 status among the nation's universities. This is good for UK, it's good for Kentucky, and, most importantly, for families and patients."

UK Chandler Hospital is the only Lexington hospital to make the list, and one of only three in the state. The recognition from 'U.S. News & World Report' is the most recent of several national distinctions earned by UK Chandler Hospital. In March, the hospital was ranked by Solucient as among the nation's top 100 hospitals and one of the top 15 major academic medical centers. A year prior, Solucient ranked UK Chandler Hospital among the nation's Top 100 Performance Improvement Leaders, which are noted for having faster and more consistent organization-wide improvement than most other teaching hospitals during the past five consecutive years. Solucient has been identifying America's top performing hospitals since 1993 and is well-known among the health care industry.

See the current 'U.S. News & World Report' rankings lists.

Previous Awards

UK HealthCare Named 100 Top Hospital
May 4 , 2006 - UK Chandler Hospital was ranked by "Solucient" as one of the nation's top 15 academic medical centers for 2005. UK HealthCare was recognized in the areas of "Performance Improvement Leader" and "National Benchmarks for Success."

UK HealthCare Among America's Best Hospitals for Ear, Nose and Throat Care
July 11, 2006 - UK Chandler Hospital's ear, nose and throat care services were ranked among the nation's best by "U.S. News & World Report" for 2005.

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