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UC Health Hospitals Ranked High Performing by U.S. News & World Report

Jul. 27, 2021

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual “Best Hospital” rankings and performance ratings. Both UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital received high-performing honors.


This week, U.S. News & World Report released its annual “Best Hospital” rankings and performance ratings in adult clinical specialties, procedures and conditions.

Below is a summary of UC Health’s 2021-22 outcomes, which are primarily based on information from Medicare claims data between January 2017 and December 2019.

Both UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital received high-performing ratings focused on cardiac care, stroke care, kidney failure, cancer surgery and more.

Our “high-performing” procedures and conditions are listed below: 

UC Medical Center:
Five (5) “high-performing” procedures and conditions.

  • Acute Kidney Failure, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Lung Cancer Surgery, Stroke

West Chester Hospital: Three (3) “high-performing” procedures and conditions.

  • Acute Kidney Failure, COPD, Heart Failure

Both hospitals have been ranked as “high-performing” in Heart Failure for the past four (4) consecutive years.

Teamwork Ensures Quality Healthcare

UC Health’s Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is ineligible for these particular U.S. News rankings. However, the facility was rated by U.S. News as a 2020-21 “Best Nursing Home” ranked as “high-performing” for short-term rehabilitation specifically for post-acute care patients seeking quality skilled nursing. Daniel Drake Center is part of the elite 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities to earn this recognition—compared against 15,000+ healthcare facilities in the nation.

Our high-performing procedures and conditions ratings are wonderful achievements. These successes were accomplished by our clinicians and employees working together as teams and always putting our patients at the center of all we do.

Continually recognized for excellence and backed by the academic strength of the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, UC Health is revolutionizing how discovery-driven care is delivered.

Because UC Health trains one out of every three doctors in the region, we are the teachers others look to. We are the authors of healthcare’s greatest breakthroughs. And we are always showing the world how science can win. UC Health, In Science Lives Hope.