December 20, 2018

VUMC again featured in multiple national rankings

Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings, including the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report during the past year.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings, including the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report during the past year.

  • VUMC was named to the ‘Honor Roll’ of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018-2019 ranking of ‘America’s Best Hospitals.’ VUMC was one of only 20 hospitals nationwide to earn this distinction.

In addition to ‘Honor Roll’ status, 10 of VUMC’s specialty programs were nationally ranked, with three specialties rated in the top 10 among peers.

VUMC was nationally ranked in these 10 adult specialties: Cancer; Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; Pulmonology; Urology.

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was again named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

Children’s Hospital achieved a maximum 10 out of 10 pediatric specialty programs to be nationally ranked, with half of those pediatric specialties being among the top 20 in the country. This is the 12th consecutive year the hospital has made the list.

Specialty programs ranked were: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Neonatology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; Pulmonology; Urology.


  • VUMC was named one of the nation’s “most-wired” hospitals and health systems by the College for Health Information Management. The Medical Center was recognized for its innovation and leadership in medical technology and health care information management.


  • Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) received spring and fall 2018 patient safety grades of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, placing the hospital among the safest in the nation. The Leapfrog Group, which also publishes a separate Top Hospitals list each year, is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability.


  • For the seventh time, VUMC was named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2018. VUMC is the only organization in Tennessee to repeatedly be recognized for its commitment to adopting LGBTQ-inclusive patient, visitation and employment policies.


  • The Medical Center was named among the 2018 Top Hospitals for Diversity by (BDO), an online source of health and wellness information. Each hospital on the list delivers quality care at the highest level, while promoting equity and inclusion in its operations, programs, services and staffing.


  • The CEO Roundtable on Cancer re-accredited VUMC as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for VUMC’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and their families. VUMC has earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard designation every year since 2008.


  • VUMC was recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by the health analytics firm Healthiest Employers and the data firm Springbuk. The award is given based on six criteria: vision, culture and engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology.


  • The Medical Center was named to Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Employers for New Graduates.” VUMC was one of only six Tennessee employers to make the 250-member list.


  • Becker’s Hospital Review recognized VUMC as having one of the 100 best neurosurgery and spine programs in the nation. The publication noted that the Medical Center has a 96 percent patient satisfaction rate for lumbar spine procedures and a 97 percent satisfaction rate for cervical spine procedures.