Oregon Health & Science University ranks among the best hospitals in the country and No. 1 in Oregon, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2021-2022.” Six of the hospital’s adult specialties are also ranked among the top 50 nationwide.
“While being named among the nation’s top hospital is always an exciting occurrence, this year the honor feels even more special,” says John Hunter, M.D., FACS, executive vice president and chief executive officer of OHSU Health. “From a global pandemic to civil unrest, wildfires and extreme weather, Oregonians have faced more challenges in the past 18 months than ever before.
“Despite this, the immense dedication, talent and perseverance of every member has allowed OHSU to continue to provide the highest level of care to patients across the state and beyond. This recognition is a true testament to OHSU’s workforce and is shared with the wonderful community members – statewide – who have served as partners to help us fulfill our mission to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.”
The Best Hospitals rankings, which have appeared annually since 1990, are designed to assist patients and their clinicians in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
OHSU adult specialties ranked among the nation’s top 50 include:
- 37th in Cancer
- 15th in Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
- 23rd in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
- 32nd in Geriatrics
- 29th in Neurology and Neurosurgery
- 42nd in Pulmonology and Lung Surgery
Methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
U.S. News also rates hospitals on how well they treat patients 65 and older for certain common adult procedures and conditions. The magazine rated OHSU as high-performing in treating:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Aortic valve surgery
- Back Surgery
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart Attack
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Hip fracture
- Hip replacement
- Kidney failure
- Knee replacement
- Lung cancer surgery
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
“Best Children’s Hospitals 2021-2022” rankings were released in June, and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the Pacific Region,* and ranks first in the state of Oregon. OHSU Doernbecher was also nationally recognized in the following pediatric specialties: