The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) advanced into the U.S.News & World Report
“America's Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for the first time in its history in the 2009 rankings published in July.
Of the more than 4,800 United States hospitals U.S. News evaluated, only 21 earned high scores in six or more specialties to achieve Honor Roll recognition this year. As the magazine notes, such achievement “demonstrates unusual breadth of excellence.”
This is the 17th consecutive year Ohio State medical specialties were ranked. In all, 10 were recognized among “America’s Best” this year: cancer; diabetes and endocrine disorders; ear, nose and throat; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disorders; orthopaedics; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders and urology.
The oncology program at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute continues to rank among the 20 best in the country (read about Dr. Michael Caligiuri on page 22 of this magazine). Rehabilitation services are again among the top 10. This is also the first year Ohio State heart services are ranked since Dr. Thomas Ryan assumed leadership of Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center in 2007.