UW Health - University Hospital | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
UW Health–University Hospital (Madison). This 505-bed Magnet-recognized regional referral center, part of UW Health, boasts a Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, one of the nation's first certified comprehensive stroke centers and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, which is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Its history dates back to 1924, when Wisconsin General Hospital was established by the Wisconsin Legislature.
Throughout its history, University Hospital has earned several recognitions of excellence. For four years in a row, including 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the No. 1 hospital in the state. The hospital was also ranked nationally in 10 adult specialties. The Leapfrog Group assigned University Hospital an A grade for patient safety in fall 2015. University Hospital also excels at cardiac care, as evidenced by it being named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics in 2015.
With a 50-year history, the UW Health Transplant program is one of the most active in the nation. From 1998 through May 5, 2015, the team at UW Health completed 11,278 of the nation's 500,000 organ transplants. The team is particularly prolific when it comes to kidney and liver transplants, as they represent 56 percent and 18 percent of the system's total transplants, respectively.
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