Eleven medical specialties at U.Va.'s Health
System are listed in U.S. News & World Report's 2000 America's
Best Hospitals guide, in the magazine's July 17 issue. In last
year's guide, U.Va. had 10 specialties ranked in the top 50.
to the magazine's editors, their guide is based on an index made
up of three equal parts related to quality of care: reputation,
mortality, and various factors such as procedure volume and nursing
specialties and their national rankings: hormonal disorders (endocrinology),
sixth; neurology and neurosurgery, 18th; cancer, 19th; ear, nose
and throat (otolaryngology), 20th; urology, 21st; digestive disorders
(gastroenterology), 22nd; heart (cardiology), 28th; respiratory
disorders, 28th; gynecology, 29th; geriatrics, 38th; and kidney
disease (nephrology), 39th. The rankings can be found at: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/nycu/health/hosptl/tophosp.htm
delighted to continue to receive this kind of national recognition,"
said Dr. Robert W. Cantrell, vice president and provost for the
Health System. "It reflects the hard work and dedication
of all of our employees as we work to deliver the best possible
care for our patients."