U.S. News Again Ranks Nebraska Medicine #1 In Nebraska

Published August 8, 2017



Nationally ranked in three specialties, high performing in six others

Omaha, Neb – U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide to come up with their annual list of Best Hospitals. And once again, Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center is the #1 rated hospital in the state of Nebraska. Additionally, Nebraska Medical Center is nationally ranked in three specialties, including:

  • Ear Nose & Throat
  • Gynecology
  • Urology

U.S. News also rated Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center as high performing in six other specialties, including:                                                                                                                                             

  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology

Finally, the medical center received the highest ranking possible in eight procedures/conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery

“It’s so gratifying to see the extraordinary care our staff provides here on a daily basis translate into an honor this significant,” said Dan DeBehnke, MD, MBA, CEO of Nebraska Medicine. “The people who live in Nebraska and the surrounding region have long known about the world-class care available at Nebraska Medicine, and this honor reinforces those notions. As rewarding as this is, however, we will continue to improve on this performance.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.