specialties among America's best
specialties at the Medical Center have been cited by U.S. News
& World Report in its 2001 Americas
Best Hospitals guide.
U.Va. specialties and their national rank are: endocrinology,
six; cancer, 22; ears, nose and throat, 22; urology, 23; neurology
and neurosurgery, 29; respiratory disorders, 34; geriatrics, 49;
and kidney disease, 49.
assessments are determined by reputation, mortality and patient
care factors such as nursing and technology.
year, the magazine collected data from 6,116 hospitals and narrowed
its list to 1,878. Hospitals must be teaching hospitals or be
affiliated with a medical school. Eligibility depends on performing
a specified number of defined procedures in the past three years
or by being named by at least one physician in the U.S. News surveys
in the last three years.