3 Colorado hospitals earn top 20 rankings in specialty categories in U.S. News & World Report review

DENVER - Three Colorado hospitals have been ranked among the top 20 in the nation in certain specialties in U.S. News & World Report's annual best hospitals list.

National Jewish Health and its partner University of Colorado Hospital were ranked Number 2 in the country for pulmonology.

National Jewish Health said it has been has ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the US News' pulmonology rankings in all 18 years that the magazine has evaluated pulmonology care.

Craig Hospital was ranked No. 7 in the country for its rehabilitation work.

And the University of Colorado Hospital was ranked in the top 20 nationally for treating cancer, nephrology (kidney care) and gynecology.

U.S News & World Report also reviewed the 33 hospitals in the Denver metro area and ranked the top 11.

1. University of Colorado Hospital

2. Porter Adventist Hospital

3. Craig Hospital

4. (tie) Medical Center of Aurora

4. (tie) Rose Medical Center

6. Denver Health Medical Center

7. (tie) Parker Adventist Hospital

7. (tie) Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

7. (tie) Sky Ridge Medical Center

10. (tie) Exempla St. Joseph Hospital

10. (tie) Little Adventist Hospital

"While it’s an honor to be named the best in Colorado and one of the best hospitals nationwide in so many specialties, our true reward is caring for our patients," said UCH CEO John Harney in a statement sent to 7NEWS.  "Improving their lives is why doctors, nurses and staff members entered health care, and the thank-you notes they send us are truly the top honors we receive."

UCH said it has been ranked by U.S News for 20 consecutive years and is among only a handful of hospitals in the nation to rank nationally in multiple specialties.

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