March 29, 2011
University of Washington Medical Center named best hospital in greater Seattle in U.S. News & World Report metro area rankings
University of Washington Medical Center has been named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Reports first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. Two other hospitals in the UW Medicine health system also ranked in the top 10: Harborview Medical Center ranked No. 3, and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center tied for No. 8.
The new metro area rankings were created this year to be relevant to a wider range of health-care consumers. The metro rankings are aimed at people whose own healthcare may not demand highly specialized services, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The metro rankings are a guide for people seeking overall excellence in every aspect of their care. This includes first-rate prevention and care for common conditions, but also the peace of mind of having top-notch, highly specialized treatment in case they do develop a serious condition or need demanding procedures.
“The new best hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area,” says U.S. News & World Report health rankings editor Avery Comarow.
The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in the Seattle Metro Area are:
1. University of Washington Medical Center
2. Virginia Mason Medical Center
3. Harborview Medical Center
4. Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill
5. Swedish Medical Center – First Hill
5. Tacoma General Hospital
5. Valley Medical Center
8. Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
8. Providence Everett Medical Center
8. Stevens Healthcare
The full-list of Metro area rankings across the country will be available online March 29 at www.usnews.com/hospitals