HONOLULU – The Queen’s Medical Center (Queen’s) has been named the top hospital in Hawaiʻi in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 rankings released today.
The annual Best Hospitals report, now in its 32nd year, is 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 rated as the #1 hospital in Hawaiʻi. It was also recognized as being among the Top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for cancer care, earning a #48 national ranking.
“During this most challenging time, our caregivers at The Queen’s Medical Center demonstrated unwavering perseverance. We thank them for the outstanding care they provide to our patients each day. It is because of their dedication that this national distinction is possible,” said Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, President and CEO of The Queen’s Health System.
“Queen’s 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 delivering high-quality, compassionate health care to all the people of Hawaiʻi.”
Queen’s was rated as “High Performing” – or in the top 10% in the nation – in the following specialties:
- Cancer (ranked #48 in the nation)
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
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 Attack
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Heart Failure
- Kidney Failure
- Knee Replacement
- Lung Cancer Surgery
For the 2021-2022 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties, and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”
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.