UCSF Medical Center Is Among the Best in the Nation

For the 15th consecutive year, UCSF Medical Center is ranked in the top 10 of the nation’s best hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report.

For the 15th consecutive year, UCSF Medical Center has been ranked in the top 10 of the nation’s best hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report.

The 2016-2017 Best Hospitals survey named the UCSF Medical Center as the 7th best hospital in the United States. It is the only Northern California hospital on the list. The Medical Center is also the highest ranked hospital in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area under the Best Regional Hospital category. This distinguished honor recognizes the wide range of clinical services the Medical Center offers and its commitment to treating all types of patients, no matter how complicated or challenging the situation might be.

UCSF Medical Center

The report included a Top 10 of adult medical specialties. The UCSF Medical Center ranks in 8 of those specialties, including:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

To be ranked for 8 of the top 10 adult medical specialties is a huge accomplishment, especially considering that only 153 hospitals nationwide were ranked in at least one specialty. This is a testament to the commitment to excellence in patient care of all UCSF Medical Center employees.

Beyond the top 10 list, the Medical Center is also known for its important work in:

  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology

Any patient who needs care in any of these specialties, or any other specialty, can come to UCSF Medical Center with confidence and know that they are receiving top-notch care from the best in their field at state-of-the-art care facilities.

In addition to UCSF Medical Center’s recognition, UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospitals were also recognized.

Benioff Children’s Hospitals

For more than a century, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have offered the highest quality medical care to children and their families throughout the Bay Area.

No matter how long or short, a stay in a children’s hospital can be scary and overwhelming for kids and their families. All caregivers and staff at Benioff Children’s Hospitals try to make the stay as comfortable and positive as possible by attending to the unique and specific needs of each child and their medical situation. Highly trained social workers with the hospital help families navigate this difficult time.

Separate from the UCSF Medical Center’s honor, the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals were recognized as a premier pediatric specialty institution. They were ranked as the best in the Bay Area for the following five specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Urology

Additionally, the Children’s Hospitals specialize in:

  • Emergency care
  • Orthopedics — specifically for the spine, including deformities, degenerative disc disease, tumors, and fractures
  • Outpatient care
  • Recreational therapy for recovering kids
  • Outreach — with clinics throughout the region
  • Epilepsy — with the only comprehensive center of its kind in Northern California
  • Organ transplant and donation — with a specialty in kidney and liver transplants
  • HIV/AIDS program
  • Eye surgery

As one of the top-ranking children’s hospitals in the United States, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals use innovation, technology, and compassion as guiding principles for patient care. For example, their doctors were the first in the world to perform surgery on a baby while still in the womb and to develop life-saving treatments for premature newborns whose lungs are not fully developed. These treatments and medical advancements make Benioff Children’s Hospitals known and respected internationally.

Committed to Excellence in Care

As part of the University of California-San Francisco, the UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are academic medicine hospitals that seek to advance biomedical research. As a regional and national leader, our medical campuses offer graduate-level education in life sciences and healthcare professions that innovate and develop life-saving treatments, technologies, and solutions for patients and their families.