December 17, 2020

Year in Review 2020: Medical Center shines in multiple national rankings

During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.


During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.


  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt once again earned the distinction of being named a top pediatric facility in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This marked the 14th year that Children’s Hospital has made the list.

In the 2020-2021 report, Children’s Hospital continued to achieve a maximum 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialty programs, with four of those being in the top 20 in the nation, including Pediatric Urology in the top 5.

Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital, an elite destination program, continues to rank as one of the nation’s best, moving up two spots to No. 5. The other pediatric specialties ranked are: Cancer (21); Cardiology & Heart Surgery (33); Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders (30); Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (18); Neonatal Care (17); Nephrology (40); Neurology & Neurosurgery (28); Orthopaedics (30); and Pulmonology (16).


  • VUMC was again named one of Becker’s Healthcare “100 great hospitals in America.”

According to Becker’s, the hospitals included on this year’s list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction, and are institutions that are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties.


  • VUMC was again named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

VUMC is the only organization in Tennessee to repeatedly be recognized for its commitment to adopting LGBTQ-inclusive patient, visitation and employment policies.


  • Newsweek recognized the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital and its partner Encompass Health as among America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers for 2020.

The recognition is based on the results of an analysis that looked at overall quality of care, quality of services, quality of follow-up care and the hospital’s accommodations and amenities relative to in-state competition.


  • VUMC was once again been named to Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Employers for New Graduates.”

VUMC was one of only seven Tennessee employers — and the only health care entity in the state — to make the 250-member list.


  • VUMC earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired, a recognition program managed by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.