HONOLULU – The Queen’s Medical Center (Queen’s) has been named the top hospital in Hawaiʻi in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings released today. This marks the 10th straight year that Queen’s has earned the #1 spot.
The annual Best Hospitals report, now in its 33rd year, is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
In addition to being ranked as the #1 hospital in the state, Queen’s is the only hospital in Hawai‘i to receive a national ranking in any specialty. U.S. News ranked Queen’s among the Top 50 hospitals in the nation for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Orthopedics, and Cancer care.
“Our caregivers at The Queen’s Medical Center are deeply committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. It is because of their dedication and compassion that this national recognition is possible. We thank each and every member of our ‘ohana for helping to make Queen’s Hawai‘i’s lifetime partner in health,” said Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, President and CEO of The Queen’s Health System.
Queen’s was also rated as “High Performing” in the following specialties. “High Performing” is approximately the top 20% of hospitals in the nation.
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
Queen’s was also rated as “High Performing” in the following procedures/conditions in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Colon Cancer Surgery
- Heart Attack
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Heart Failure
- Hip Fracture
- Hip Replacement
- Kidney Failure
- Knee Replacement
- Lung Cancer Surgery
- Ovarian Cancer Surgery
- Prostate Cancer Surgery
- Uterine Cancer Surgery
For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. For the first time, U.S. News rated eligible hospitals in ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, and uterine cancer surgery. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience, and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations, and medical specialists.