Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community


Stanford earns top hospital ranking

Stanford Hospital & Clinics has been ranked No. 1 in San Jose, Calif., in the first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties and include 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation. Stanford Hospital & Clinics consistently ranks among the top institutions in the U.S. News & World Report annual list of “America’s Best Hospitals.”

To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Stanford Hospital & Clinics was ranked nationally in 12 of the 16 specialties:

  • Cancer, No. 11
  • Diabetes & endocrinology, No. 28
  • Ear, nose & throat, No. 16
  • Geriatrics, No. 37
  • Gynecology, No. 12
  • Heart & heart surgery, No. 16
  • Kidney disorders, No. 25
  • Neurology & neurosurgery, No. 27
  • Orthopedics, No. 17
  • Psychiatry, No. 13
  • Rheumatology, No. 13
  • Urology, No. 22

Three specialty areas also were honored as “high performing,” including gastroenterology, pulmonology and rehabilitation.

The rankings are posted online at

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