UIHC and St. Luke’s ranked among best hospitals in Iowa

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City have been listed among the nation’s best regional hospitals in U.S. News and World Report.

St. Luke’s is ranked fourth best hospital in Iowa in the report’s 2023-24 edition. St. Luke’s also was ranked high performing in seven adult procedures and conditions: heart bypass surgery, heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery and hip and knee replacement.

UI Hospitals & Clinics was recognized in seven specialties in the report.

UI Hospitals & Clinics ranked as Iowa’s No. 1 hospital, with ophthalmology No. 6 and ear, nose and throat No. 28. Five other specialties — cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery and urology — ranked in the top 10% nationally. 

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

The rankings have been published at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook.