U.S. News has released its 2013 rankings for hospitals nationwide, with one Washington hospital earning a national ranking.
The University of Washington Medical Center was named the best hospital in Washington as well as being ranked nationally. UWMC has three specialties that rank in the top 10 nationwide: cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, and rehabilitation.
Evergreen Health Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash. and Providence Sacred Heart in Spokane, Wash. were second and third on the list, each with 10 high-performing specialties.
Joining UWMC on the list were three other University of Washington Medicine hospitals. Harborview Medical Center is fourth in the state, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is ninth in the state, and Valley Medical Center is 14th.
U.S. News publishes their list as a way to help patients help select where to receive care. Data from more than 4,800 hospitals nationwide was analyzed to build the lists.
Top hospitals in Washington state:
1. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
2. Evergreen Health Medical Center, Kirkland
2. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Spokane
4. Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
5. Providence Holy Family Hospital, Spokane
5. Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
7. Stevens Healthcare, Edmonds
7. Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma
9. Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle
9. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver
11. Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett
11. Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill, Seattle
11. Swedish Medical Center-First Hill, Seattle
14. MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup
14. Valley Medical Center, Renton