Fayette County

UK Chandler Hospital ranked No. 1 in state by U.S. News and World Report

University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital
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The University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Kentucky in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals survey, which was released Tuesday.

The 757-bed hospital also was ranked “high performing” in six adult specialties — cancer, diabetes, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics and pulmonology — and eight surgeries, including heart bypass, hip replacement and lung cancer.

“This honor belongs to our physicians, nurses and staff,” said Dr. Phillip K. Chang, UK HealthCare chief medical officer. “Every day and every night, they go above and beyond to make sure our patients get the best possible care.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis includes multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, including patient safety and nurse staffing.

The top five hospitals in Kentucky are UK Chandler, Baptist Health Louisville, Baptist Health Lexington, St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood-Covington Hospitals, and Norton Hospital in Louisville.