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UIHC named best hospital in Iowa

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual "Best Hospital" rankings and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is rated among the nation's best.

UIHC was named best hospital in the state and ranks among the nation's best in several specialties:

-#7 Ophthalmology

-#8 Ear, Nose, & Throat

-#17 Orthopaedics

-#29 Gynecology

-#33 Neurology & Neurosurgery

-#39 Cancer

-#40 Urology

The University of Iowa Children's Hospital is also ranked in nine specialties.

"Iowans can be very proud of these rankings, which demonstrate yet again our faculty and staff are among the very best, not only in the nation, but also the world," said Jean E. Robillard, M.D., vice president for medical affairs with University of Iowa Health Care, in a statement.

Alegent Creighton Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs and Genesis Medical Center in Davenport tied for the #2 ranking.

Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines and UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids rounded out the top 5, tying for #4.

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