Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to share the news that UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2015-2016 America’s Best Hospitals survey, which was published by U.S. News & World Report today. This ranking also places UCSF Medical Center on the U.S. News Honor Roll – the “best of the best” – for another year. You can read the story here.

The annual rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care. UCSF ranked among the nation’s top ten hospitals in seven specialties: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; rheumatology; and urology. In addition, UCSF ranked on the Honor Roll for seven other medical specialties: ear, nose and throat; psychiatry; geriatrics; orthopedics; gastroenterology; pulmonology; and cardiology.

We should all be very proud of how our patient care givers have embraced and advanced our mission of caring, healing, teaching and discovering over the past year. Their excellence in innovative and compassionate patient-centered care is the reason why we are one of the best hospitals in the nation. They are making a difference to countless individuals in the Bay Area and beyond.

It is gratifying that U.S. News has again recognized this exceptional work. Consumers rely on these independent tools for evaluating quality, so it is important that we continue to excel. Thank you for your dedication and hard work on behalf of the patients and families we are privileged to serve.

Sincerely,

Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Chancellor
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

Mark Laret
President and Chief Executive Officer
UCSF Health

Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD
Dean – School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor – Medical Affairs