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Health System lauded

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.

According 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 care.

U.Va. 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

"We're 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."


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