Barnes-Jewish/WU is #8 in Adult Nephrology Hospitals in the Nation

The Division of Nephrology is proud to announce that Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University is #8 in Adult Nephrology Hospitals in the nation, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital list.  This is an advancement of two spots since last year, with an overall score of 82.2/100 and a safety score of 3/5. We are also the top ranked specialty at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

us-news-shield-news-item-leftIn addition, out of nearly 5,000 hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University ranks #11 in the nation.  This puts our university on the Honor Roll, which recognizes the 20 hospitals with the most and highest rankings, as well as the greatest number of high performing procedure and condition ratings.

The Best Hospital rankings name the top 50 hospitals for complex care in each of 16 specialties, and are updated annually.  Data from the medical centers and survey responses from over 30,000 physicians were analyzed, taking into account death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation.

Rankings in 12 of the 16 specialties (including Nephrology) rely mainly on objective data.  For this year’s rankings, 4,667 hospitals, which represent virtually all U.S. nonfederal community facilities, were considered in the 12 data-driven rankings.  The remaining four specialties – ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology – are ranked by reputation, based on a survey of physician specialists.

Barnes-Jewish/Washington University ranked as “high-performing” in the adult specialties of ophthalmology and rheumatology, and ranked within the top 50 nationwide in 12 clinical specialties as follows:

Clinical Specialty    Rank
Cancer 15
Caridology & Heart Surgery 14
Diabetes & Endocrinology 29
Ear, Nose & Throat 15
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery 29
Geriatrics 18
Gynecology 20
Nephrology 8
Neurology & Neurosurgery 10
Orthopedics 13
Pulmonology 10
Urology 14

While we proudly celebrate this news, we keep in mind that what makes us world-class is not found within the criteria for one award, but rather the outstanding care we provide our patients, the teaching to our students and trainees, and the groundbreaking research we perform.

Congratulations and thank you to all who have made this division and university what they are today.