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UNC Medical Center and UNC REX Ranked as Top Hospitals in the State and Triangle

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UNC Medical Center & CarolinaEast Specialties Nationally Ranked

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill is ranked nationally across four adult specialties in US News’ 2021-22 "Best Hospitals" report, released today. CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, NC is nationally ranked in one adult specialty.

UNC Medical Center is also cited as the number two hospital in both the Triangle and all of North Carolina while UNC REX in Raleigh is rated as the number three hospital in the Triangle and number three in the state. CarolinaEast is rated as the number 9 hospital in North Carolina.

To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a facility must be rated among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for that specialty. For 2021-22, UNC Medical Center is nationally ranked in the adult specialties of:

  • Gynecology

  • Urology

  • Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Rehabilitation

CarolinaEast Medical Center is nationally ranked for the adult specialty of rehabilitation.

In June, UNC Children’s was nationally ranked in seven pediatric specialties in US News’ "Best Children’s Hospitals 2021-2022" report. Those pediatric specialties included:

  • Cancer

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery

  • Orthopedics

  • Urology

  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

  • Nephrology

High Performing Specialties

A rating of "high performing" from US News indicates the hospital achieved a high score for that adult specialty, but was outside the top-50 rankings nationally. UNC Medical Center received a high performing rating in the specialties of Cancer, and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. UNC REX was rated as high performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery.

High Performing Common Adult Procedures and Conditions

In a separate category, "Common Adult Procedures and Conditions," six (6) UNC Health hospitals received rankings of "high performing" for at least one procedure or condition. UNC REX was judged high performing in 17 conditions / procedures while UNC Medical Center was high performing in 11 and CarolinaEast was noted for 10.

UNC Rex Stands Out

More than 2,000 hospitals earned at least one top rating of "high performing," but just 11 hospitals got the top rating in all 17 procedures and conditions. UNC Rex was one of those 11.

Across the UNC Health system, high performing ratings were noted for the following:

UNC REX (17)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

High Performing

Aortic valve surgery

High Performing

Back surgery (Spinal Fusion)

High Performing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

High Performing

Colon cancer surgery

High Performing

Diabetes

High Performing

Heart attack

High Performing

Heart bypass surgery

High Performing

Heart failure

High Performing

Hip fracture

High Performing

Hip replacement

High Performing

Kidney failure

High Performing

Knee replacement

High Performing

Lung cancer surgery

High Performing

Pneumonia

High Performing

Stroke

High Performing

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

High Performing

UNC Medical Center (11)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

High Performing

Back surgery (spinal fusion)

High Performing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

High Performing

Colon cancer surgery

High Performing

Heart attack

High Performing

Heart bypass surgery

High Performing

Heart failure

High Performing

Hip Fracture

High Performing

Kidney Failure

High Performing

Lung cancer surgery

High Performing

Stroke

High Performing

CarolinaEast Medical Center (10)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

High Performing

Colon cancer surgery

High Performing

Heart failure

High Performing

Heart attack

High Performing

Heart bypass surgery

High Performing

Kidney Failure

High Performing

Back surgery (spinal fusion)

High Performing

Knee Replacement

High Performing

Hip Fracture

High Performing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

High Performing

Johnston UNC (3)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

High Performing

Heart failure

High Performing

Kidney failure

High Performing

Nash UNC (2)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

High Performing

Heart failure

High Performing

Onslow Memorial (3)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

High Performing

Heart failure

High Performing

Kidney failure

High Performing

Wayne UNC (2)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

High Performing

Heart failure

High Performing

About UNC Health

UNC Health is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care.

UNC Health is comprised of UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville; Chatham Hospital in Siler City; Johnston Health in Clayton and Smithfield; UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston; Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro; Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir; Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount; UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, CarolinaEast in New Bern; UNC REX Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County; and the UNC Physicians Network. For more information, please visit www.unchealthcare.org.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210727005830/en/

Contacts

Media contact:
Phil Bridges 919-457-6347

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