No other Florida hospital has as many adult and pediatric specialties ranked among the nation’s best as UF Health Shands Hospital, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 Best Hospitals survey, which reflects the health system’s stature as a longstanding health care leader regionally and throughout the state.
The latest U.S. News analysis of nearly 5,000 adult hospitals across the nation shows that UF Health Shands placed six adult medical specialties among the nation’s elite programs, an honor achieved by few health systems in the United States.
The six specialties include urology (32nd), ear, nose and throat (32nd), pulmonology and lung surgery (37th), geriatrics (42nd-tie), gynecology (45th), and cardiology and heart surgery (50th). Four of these specialties — urology, pulmonology and lung surgery, gynecology, and cardiology and heart surgery — are ranked the highest in Florida, underscoring UF Health’s position as the Southeast’s preeminent health center.
With eight pediatric specialties ranked nationally in July UF Health Shands stands far ahead of any other Florida hospital in combined specialties recognized as being among the nation’s top programs.