UCSD Medical Center Programs Rank Among the Nation’s Best 


April 13, 2006 

The July 12, 2004 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" issue, which will be on the newsstands July 5, ranks UCSD Medical Center among the best in the nation in four specialty areas. UCSD Medical Center is the only San Diego hospital named in these rankings, which rate the top 50 hospitals in several specialties.

In the 2004 report, UCSD Medical Center is ranked 8th in the nation in Respiratory Diseases, 22nd in Rheumatology, 36th in Kidney Disease, and 44th in Gynecology.

In an earlier ranking of Graduate Schools, published in April 2004, U.S. News and World Report ranked the School of Medicine 17th in the nation as a research medical school, and 7th in the nation as a primary care medical school. UCSD was also ranked in three specialty areas included in that issue: AIDS, ranked 9th, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 8th, and Internal Medicine, 21st.

“As the region’s only university health system, we are proud to deliver high quality, leading-edge care to our patients,” said UCSD Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Edward Holmes.

“This national recognition is just one more indication of the excellence of our physicians and staff, and of UCSD’s leadership in healthcare, from primary care to specialized medicine,” said Richard J. Liekweg, Chief Executive Officer of UCSD Medical Center, which encompasses UCSD Medical Center-Hillcrest and the UCSD Thornton Hospital on the UCSD campus in La Jolla.

UCSD Healthcare also offers ambulatory care at outpatient centers in Hillcrest, La Jolla and Scripps Ranch, and ophthalmology services at the Shiley Eye Center in La Jolla. The Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center is scheduled to open in La Jolla in Spring 2005, and planning is underway for a new Cardiovascular Center adjacent to the Thornton Hospital.

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