Internal medicine subspecialties received high rankings and played a large part in UC San Diego Health System’s excellent showing in the U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals 2013-2014” guide released July 16.
Clinical efforts of Department of Medicine divisions are either partly or completely responsible for 7 of the 10 UC San Diego Health System adult specialties that ranked in the nation’s top 50 this year and 1 of the 4 ranked as high performing:
- Cancer: #42 (up from high performing last year)
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery: #42 (high performing last year)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology: #29 (high performing last year)
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: #31 (high performing last year)
- Geriatrics: #20 (up from #37 last year)
- Nephrology: #17 (up from #32 last year)
- Pulmonology: #9 (up from #22 last year)
Last year, three Department of Medicine specialties ranked in the nation’s top 50 and five were rated high performing.
“We can be very proud of achieving such a significant rise in our specialty rankings in one year,” said Wolfgang H. Dillmann, MD, Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine.
In an announcement to the Department of Medicine faculty, he said, “Thank you for your hard work and your dedication in your patient care activities.
“Your efforts play a major part in distinguishing UC San Diego Health System as one of the finest hospitals in the country, and the top hospital in the San Diego metropolitan area.”