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UNC Medical Center Nationally Ranked in Five Adult Specialties, Scored as "High Performing" in Five More

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Four other UNC Health Care hospitals are scored high performing for
common adult procedures and conditions

In the latest "Best
Hospitals
" rankings from U.S. News & World Report, UNC
Medical Center
in Chapel Hill is nationally ranked or recognized as
high performing in 10 clinical categories with its Ear, Nose &
Throat
specialty ranked #10 in the United States. U.S. News
released its 2018-19 report earlier today.

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William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO, UNC Health Care System and Dean, UNC School of Medicine. (Photo: Bus ...

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO, UNC Health Care System and Dean, UNC School of Medicine. (Photo: Business Wire)

National rankings for UNC Medical Center specialties include:

  • Ear, Nose & Throat #10
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery #20
  • Nephrology #26
  • Cancer #36
  • Gynecology #45

Additionally, high performing adult specialties at UNC Medical Center
include Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology
and Urology. Overall, UNC Medical Center is ranked as the third hospital
in the state and second in the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area.

U.S. News released its pediatric rankings in June, and UNC Children's
was nationally
ranked in seven sub-specialties
in that report.

The U.S.
News Best Hospitals analysis
reviews hospitals' performance in adult
and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores
are based on several factors, including survival, patient safety, nurse
staffing and more. Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties from
cancer to urology and rated in common procedures and conditions, such as
heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement and COPD.

Across the state, several UNC Health Care facilities are
recognized for clinical excellence. UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh
was rated "high performing" in eight procedures and conditions including:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Surgery

Johnston UNC Health Care in Smithfield is rated high performing
in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Nash UNC Health Care
in Rocky Mount is rated high performing in heart failure as is UNC
Rockingham
in Eden (formerly Morehead Memorial). High Point
Regional
was rated high performing in both COPD and Heart Failure.
High Point will become part of the Wake Forest Baptist Health in
September.

"Congratulations to the many teams at UNC Health Care hospitals
recognized for the outstanding care they provide," said William L.
Roper, MD, MPH, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC School of
Medicine. "Awards and national rankings are greatly appreciated and
something to be proud of, but it is our patients and their families who
are our focus at UNC Health Care."

About UNC Health Care

UNC
Health Care
is an integrated health care system comprised of UNC
Medical Center
and its provider network, UNC Faculty Physicians, UNC
Physicians Network
, the clinical patient care programs of the UNC
School of Medicine
and 10 other hospitals and hospital systems
across the state. Additional hospital entities include UNC
REX Healthcare
, Chatham
Hospital
, Johnston
UNC Health Care
, Pardee
UNC Health Care
, High
Point Regional Health
, Caldwell
UNC Health Care
, Nash
UNC Health Care
, Wayne
UNC Health Care
, Lenoir
UNC Health Care
and UNC
Rockingham Health Care
.

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