Chandler remains No. 1, nationally ranked in four specialties, U.S. News & World Report

Chandler Hospital remains No. 1 in Kentucky for the second consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings. Additionally, we are nationally ranked in four adult specialties.

The Best Hospital designation is derived from a stringent data-driven ratings system that gauges performance in multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions.

Scores are based on a variety of patient-outcome and care-related factors, such as mortality, patient safety and reputation.

High performance in these national indicators is representative of our commitment to being an elite academic medical center dedicated to providing complex medical care in Kentucky and beyond.

Specialty rankings

In addition to maintaining our status as the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky, we were ranked nationally in four adult specialties, three more than in last year’s results. The specialties are:

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (37)
  • Geriatrics (43)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (44)
  • Cancer (50)

Additionally, five adult specialties were recognized as high-performing:

  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology

Common adult procedures and conditions

Eight adult procedures and conditions were also rated as high-performing: aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.

Success in these areas is based on several metrics, such as a high nurse-to-patient ratio, patient discharges, preventing prolonged hospitalizations, and our nursing Magnet status. Read more about and watch a video honoring UK HealthCare’s achievements.

View the full U.S. News & World Report rankings for Chandler Hospital.

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