Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Translate
Donations
menu iconMenu
search iconSearch

UCSD Medical Center Programs Rank Among the Nation’s Best

 

September 19, 2005  |  

The July 18 U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” issue ranks University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center among the best in the nation in six specialty areas. UCSD Medical Center is the only San Diego hospital named in these rankings, which rate the top 50 hospitals in several different specialties. The magazine will be on the stands July 11.

In the 2005 report, UCSD Medical Center is ranked 7th in the nation in Respiratory Diseases, 22nd in Rheumatology, 30th in Kidney Disease, 38th in Hormonal Disorders, 39th in Cancer and 40th in Orthopedics.

“As the region’s only university health system, we are extremely proud of the leading-edge care UCSD Medical Center provides our region, and are gratified to see the U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings validate the excellence of our physicians, staff and programs,” said UCSD Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Edward Holmes.

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

In its April 1 “Best Graduate Schools” edition, U.S. News ranked the UCSD School of Medicine as 14th in the nation among research medical schools, and 7th among primary care medical schools. In that issue, UCSD’s AIDS program ranked 7th in the nation, the drug and alcohol abuse program was 11th and internal medicine 18th.

In addition to its hospitals, UCSD provides primary and specialty ambulatory care at outpatient centers in Hillcrest, La Jolla, and Scripps Ranch, and ophthalmology services at the Shiley Eye Center in La Jolla. The new Moores UCSD Cancer Center celebrated its opening in April, and planning is underway for the new Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center adjacent to the Thornton Hospital.

News Media Contact: Leslie Franz 619-543-6163

Note to broadcast and cable producers: UCSD provides an on-campus satellite uplink facility for live or pre-recorded television interviews.  Please
phone, or e-mail, the media contact listed above to arrange an interview.

UCSD Health Sciences Communications HealthBeat: /news/




Media Contact

Related News

5/21/2015
Using human embryonic stem cells, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute created a model that all ...
5/18/2015
A binational team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, Mexico Section has launched a new research project aimed at promoting pr ...
5/17/2015
For parents who send their kids to dance classes to get some exercise, a new study from researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests most youth dance classes provide ...
5/8/2015
Therapies that specifically target mutations in a person’s cancer have been much-heralded in recent years, yet cancer cells often find a way around them. To address this, researchers at University of ...
5/7/2015
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute have identified the molecular “glue” that builds the brain connections that keep visual images clear and ...
5/7/2015
Writing in the May 7 online issue of American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System su ...
5/6/2015
Each year, more than 10 million Americans seek medical attention, often in emergency situations, for symptoms of intestinal blockages. Researchers at the University California, San Diego School of Med ...
5/6/2015
With the threat of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens growing, new ideas to treat infections are sorely needed. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs Sc ...


Share This Article



Follow Us