Report ranks Colorado hospitals by region, and specialty care

The annual US News and World Report Hospital Ranking by Speciality was released this week. The organization publishes new rankings every year using survey data from 5,000 medical centers and 30,000 physician respondents. The report looks at survival rates, patient safety, specialized staff, and overall hospital reputation.

165 hospitals received a top ranking in at least one specialty. A Colorado hospital claimed one of those top spots.

National Jewish Health, Denver-University of Colorado Hospital received a perfect ranking in the pulmonary and lung surgery category ranking the medical center number 1 in this category. The hospital is known for excellence in treating lung-related conditions such as advanced lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, and for lung transplant surgeries.

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