U.S. News & World Report Names The Queen's Medical Center Best Hospital in Hawaii


HONOLULU The Queen’s Medical Center (Queen’s) has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

The Queen’s Medical Center was ranked as the #1 hospital in Hawaii.

Queen’s also was rated as High Performing, or in the top 10% of the nation, in the following specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Urology

Queen’s was also rated as High Performing in the following procedures/conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

“The Queen’s Medical Center is proud to be recognized once again as a top hospital by U.S. News & World Report,” said Jason Chang, President of The Queen’s Medical Center. “This honor is a testament to the hard work and deep commitment of our caregivers in providing high-quality, compassionate health care to all of the people of Hawaii.”

For the 2020-2021 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, and 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among 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.

For more information about the 2020-2021 rankings and ratings, visit Best Hospitals and the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.

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